Kate Winslet In Talks for “Divergent”

By Kirsten Anderson Casting

Kate Winslet will bring her awesomeness to "Divergent."

Variety reports that Kate Winslet is in talks to join the cast of “Divergent,” the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel. Neil Burger is set to direct with Shailene Woodley starring.

The book is the first in a trilogy. Here’s the summary from Amazon:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

No word on who Winslet will play. She’s got a bit in this week’s “Movie 43,” which no one wants to promote. Later this year she has Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day” coming out and is getting ready to film “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” which, from what I read about the novel it’s based on is not nearly as awful as it sounds…I hope.


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