Well, if it couldn't be Alex Pettyfer or Alexander Ludwig…
This hot piece of DELICIOUS is certainly no disappointment!
The search for the male lead opposite Shailene Woodley in the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent has FINALLY come to an end, and after much speculation, recently-cast Goldenboy star Theo James, who has also appeared in Downton Abbey and Underworld: The Awakening, has landed the part of Four!
Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairmen of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, say in a statement:
“Theo is not only an incredibly talented actor, he is also who we envisioned as Four when reading Veronica’s novel which has taken the world by storm. As we continue to develop the film, the studio remains committed to providing fans with a movie adaptation that stays as true to the book as possible and we are confident that we have done so with our selection of Shailene and Theo in the leading roles.”
And Erik Feig, from Summit, follows up:
“We took our time to find the right actor to fill the role of Four, and Theo is definitely the perfect fit. Veronica has crafted a truly iconic character in Four and we cannot wait to begin production and bring him and this story to life for millions of fans around the world.”
AGREED! The more attention they focus on staying true to the INCREDIBLE source material, the BETTER!
And EVEN better than that?
While it was speculated to be official way back when, sources close to production are now CONFIRMING that Kate Winslet is thisclose to closing her deal, as well as with Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller in undisclosed roles!
It's official, folks! Our FREAKOUT level on this is beginning to rival even Catching Fire's!
What do U think?! Are U too excited for the March 21st, 2014 release of Divergent?!
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