Divergent SynopsisDivergent is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.
Divergent Release Date
In Theaters March 21, 2014
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, ZoŽ Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, and Tony Goldwyn
Written by: Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor
Directed by: Neil Burger
Produced by: Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher, and Pouya Shahbazian
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
External Info: Divergent Official Website
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