Originally rumored to be joining the cast of the Neil Burger
sci-fi teen fantasy, it looks like Winslet’s casting is now official, Summit Entertainment
announced today. She will play “Jeanine Matthews” in the movie, currently set for 2014. Divergent
is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (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. The extremely popular young adult novel Divergent
was written by first time author Veronica Roth
and has topped the New York Times Best Sellers list ever since being published in May of 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. The book was written by Roth while she was earning her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University.