The race to find Four is still underway! Shaliene Woodley has already been cast as Tris, so many actors are now screen testing with her. Two more guys have been added to the four currently in the running, and one actor will test with Shaliene twice. Continue reading for details!
According to Variety, Alex Pettifyer and Jeremy Irvine will test with Shaliene for a chance to be Four! Let's first start with Alex Pettifer, shall we? We all know him as the hunky actor who has played in so many YA book adaptations. Beastly, Alex Rider, and I am Number Four. Most recently he starred in Magic Mike to play a male stripper. In the YA blogger community (as far as I know) Alex Pettyfer is usually the go-to for dream casts. Everyone wanted him in The Mortal Instruments. So I'm sure he will be a favorite for Four.
In my opinion...I just don't see him as Four. And with his rumored "attitude" on sets, I have grown to dislike him as an actor. So he's not my first choice. Plus, can't he give another guy a chance to play a lead in a YA book. I think he's had is run with I am Number Four and Beastly. But again, those are just my opinions.
Now, Jeremy Irvine is best know for his role in War Horse. He's not exactly how I pictured Four, but I think that he's a great actor. I wouldn't be upset with this casting!
The actor who seems to be the frontrunner (he will test TWICE with Shaliene) is Lucas Till. He was Havok in X-Men: First Class. Again, not how I pictured Four. But I actually like Till over Irvine if it came down to a War Horse vs. X-Men battle.
Don't forget there were four other guys who auditioned with Shaliene already. They're still in the running! The actors include Lucas Till, Luke Bracey, Brenton Thwaits, and Jack Reynor.
So who do you want to play Four out of the six guys? My heart is still saying Jack Reynor. He's Irish after all, and who doesn't love an accent. (Though I'm sure he wouldn't have one in the movie).
Who's your choice: Alex Pettyfer, Jeremy Irvine, Lucas Till, Brenton Thwaits, Luke Bracey, or Jack Reynor? Leave your vote in the comments!