Casting is speeding up! According to The Hollywood Reporter, three roles have now been cast, including Tris' brother. And casting updates for Four have been leaking in. A certain actor has been tweeting about his screen tests. Continue reading to find out who may and will be heating up the screen next March!
Tori is Dauntless tattoo owner who becomes a mentor of sorts to Tris. I haven't been the biggest fan of the casting so far. Shailene Woodley is not my first, second, or third choice to play the lead, but I'm happy to say that I fully support the casting for Tori. The badass tatt'ed up Dauntless gal will be played by the badass Maggie Q (pictured in the middle above). She's best known for her role as assassin/agent Nikita on the CW's Nikita.
Next we have Christina, who is the Candor-raised girl fighting to become a member of Dauntless. She befriends Tris early on. The role has gone to Zoe Kravitz. She's best known for her role as the butterfly winged girl, Angel, on the last X-Men movie. Bonus Tidbit: She's singer Lenny Kravitz' daughter and very good friends with Jennifer Lawrence (who also starred in X-Men: First Class). I like this casting, though I didn't picture Christina like Zoe. But I think that it's a solid choice.
Caleb, Tris' brother, will be played by Ansel Elgort. He's the first unknown actor to be cast in Divergent. According to IMDB, his first role will be in the remake of Carrie which releases this October. He's also the son of famous fashion photographer, Arthur Elgort. I can't say anything about his acting, but as far as looks go he's pretty much how I picture Caleb.
Casting for Four:
We've received some updates on casting for probably the most important character of the books. Originally, news was that the actor had been narrowed down to four potentials. Of the four, fan favorite Colton Haynes was excluded. And Alexander Ludwig, who was also rumored, was missing from the list as well. A second round of screen tests added Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer to the list.
Recently Alexander Ludwig, best known for his role as Cato in The Hunger Games, has tweeted that he has also gone through some screen tests. The tweet read "screen testing for divergent today" but it was deleted right after it was posted. Luckily, a screenshot was grabbed that was posted by Fangirlish HERE.
Along with Alex Pettyfer, Alexander Ludwig is my least favorite pick for Four. Personally, of the actors who've done screen tests, I'd be happy with Jeremy Irvine or Jack Reynor.
Shailene Woodley has already voiced her own opinion on Four. Here's what kind of guy she thinks should play the lead male:
“You cannot walk in that room in pretty little boots and pretend you’re a man. I’m sorry. You need to walk in there, and you need to not have muscles that look good and not actually work. There have been a few guys that have this power about them. It’s a natural masculine power that some people have and some people don’t.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Like the casting choices? Are you a Maggie Q fan? Do you like Alexander Ludwig as Four? Agree with Shailene Woodley about casting for Four? And finally...who's your perfect choice to play him?