A batch of new images from the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent has been released online, focusing on the film’s protagonists Tris and Four, played by Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Theo James (Downton Abbey). Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless), the film takes place in a futuristic society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities. Tris is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces grave consequences due to her status as a “Divergent.” The images give us some great looks at Woodley as Tris and James as Four (her instructor), both outfitted in their Dauntless uniforms. Book fans will also be happy to recognize some memorable locations from the book, including the training room and the ferris wheel.
Hit the jump to check out the images in full. The film also stars Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ansel Elgort, Christian Madsen, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, and Amy Newbold. Divergent opens on March 21, 2014. [Update: We've updated the article with additional high-resolution images featuring the first looks at Kravitz, Courtney, Maggie Q, and more.]
Here’s the official synopsis for Divergent:
DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Images via EW and Summit.