Divergent Movie Photo Shows Shailene Woodley Out On A Ledge


The latest look at the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent shows Shailene Woodley in a dangerous situation. When factoring in the previously released photo, which had her character Tris standing against a target while knives were being thrown at her, there's definitely a recurring theme involving daunting situations and this character. But if you've read the books, you know that already.

The story is set in dystopian Chicago, where society has been broken up into five factions, which determine a person's way of life. The story begins with Woodley's character Beatrice "Tris" Prior learning that she's "Divergent," which means she won't fit into any one faction. Tris chooses her faction and begins her training, while trying to keep her newly revealed nature a secret as she attempts to find her place among her people.

And that's where the above photo comes in (and it's where things get a little bit more spoilery, so read on at your own risk!). Though she was raised in Abnegation, the selfless faction, Tris chooses to join brave Dauntless, and is immediately faced with the scary task of jumping from a moving train onto a building. From what director Neil Burger told EW, that scene has already taken place in the above photo, and we're looking at Tris about to jump from the building down through a courtyard that has a deep, black hole. He says it's terrifying. Burger also said they shot this at the Spiegel building, and what we're looking at is the real deal. Woodley's really up on that ledge. How dauntless of her!

Summit has Divergent set to arrive in theaters March 21, 2014. In addition to Woodley, the film stars Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer and Tony Goldwyn.

For fans of the books, we just shared the U.K. cover for the upcoming third book in the trilogy Allegiant. Check that out here.

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