Since American Horror Story: Asylum premiered this week, I thought it would be fitting to write a post about Evan Peters, my favorite actor in AHS. In an interview with VH1, Evan Peters revealed that he has the script for Divergent....and Delirium! Those are two popular YA books in the works for adaptation. On the Tris casting front, Deadline reported that Shailene Woodley is in talks to play the coveted female lead. Continue reading for more details!
You may recognize Evan Peters as the nerdy sidekick from Never Back Down and Kick Ass, but in his most recent project American Horror Story, he has jumped to the leading roles. He's a great actor, which is why I'm so excited that he even has the scripts for a YA adaptation.
Divergent has a release date set for March 24, 2014 so the producers have time some time before they make definitive decisions. Although, they did say that filming would begin later this year. So it's always fun to hypothesize who will play the coveted roles of Tris and Four.
If Evan Peters was to sign on to the movie, who would he play? Lets take a closer look at the potential characters.
Four: The male lead who is the love interest of Tris. He's Dauntless, a leader, and practically fearless. He's described as "quite tall, dark short hair, and beautiful deep blue eyes."
Caleb Prior: Tris' older brother. He's intelligent and only appears in short scenes in the book. He's described as having "green eyes and dark hair."
Peter: The villain of the book. He's basically an asshole. And described as "muscular and tall with shiny dark hair and dark green eyes."
Will: Tris' friend. He's a love interest for Christina and good-natured. He's described as having "blond hair and a crease between his eyebrows."
Al: A character infatuated with Tris. He's not into the violence of Dauntless. (Also, my least favorite character in the book)
So who would Evan Peters play? Are you an Evan Peters fan? He actually has brown hair in real life, so I don't think that's an issue. I can't see him playing Peter because that role looks like it would go to someone more muscular. Honestly, I think he would be a really great Four. But I know many people would disagree with me.
Shailene Woodley is in talks to play Tris and that is much more definitive than where Evan Peters is at in the process. I'm not sure if she's what I had in mind for Tris, but I think she could pull it out.
What character do you think Evan Peters should play? What do you think about Shailene Woodley? Who is your dream cast for Tris and Four? Sound off below!