Theo James, twenty-seven year old actor currently starring on CBS's crime drama Golden Boy, will play the lead title of Four. He also played in Downton Abbey for an episode where he died in Lady Mary's bed. One thing is for sure, he is plenty hot and sexy! Probably even more than in the books!
"As a fan of Divergent, I am thrilled to have been chosen for the role of Four and to be a part of such a phenomenal story,” James told Entertainment Weekly. “As an actor, I am excited to explore and play this incredibly complex and mysterious character. Director Neil Berger is a remarkably visionary filmmaker. Along with the incredibly talented Shailene Woodley, we are looking forward to the fantastic adventure of bringing this beloved book to life on the big screen for all the fans.”He's much older than I thought they would cast, but I'm pleasantly surprised. He's not exactly how I pictured Four, but compared to the other choices (Alex Pettyfer and Alexander Ludwig) I do like the choice. And it's much better than the casting for Tris!
Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, comments on the casting choice over on the official Facebook Page (they have a better picture of Theo James, so you should check it out).
"Recently I saw Theo James' screen test with Shailene Woodley, and I was sure within seconds: this was ‘Four,’ no question. Theo is able to capture ‘Four’s’ authority and strength, as well as his depth and sensitivity. He is a perfect match for Shailene's incredibly strong presence as Tris. I'm thrilled!"That sounds like fantastic news! Shaliene Woodley who released this statement to MTV should also be happy about the casting as well.
“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."
Eric, the Dauntless leader, has also been cast! Jai Courtney will play the role as the rough-around-the-edges character. His most notable roles have been in recent action flicks Jack Reacher and A Good Day to Die Hard. Again, his casting is older than the books, but still a good choice I think.
UPDATE: Miles Teller has now been cast as Peter. Tris' enemy during the Dauntless initiation. Bonus Tidbit - Teller also stars with Shailene Woodley in Sundance movie Spectacular Now. He's also on the big screen right now, starring in 21 & Over. I think he's a good actor, and he looks a little like how I pictured Peter. But he definitely doesn't look like the typical arrogant, asshole that I thought would be cast as Peter. What do you think?
Miles Teller also tweeted below about the news with #TeamPeter heating up twitter!
Excited to be a part of this incredible #Divergent cast & crew and reunite with my #spectacularnow flame @shailenewoodley #TeamPeter
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) March 15, 2013
The others that have been cast are:
Maggie Q as Tori
Ansel Englort as Caleb
Zoe Kravitz as Christina
Kate Winslet as Jeannine Matthews
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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