‘Divergent’: New teaser finds Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior on the run

Aug. 25, 2013 | 11:34 p.m.

The new teaser for the upcoming film “Divergent” debuted Sunday evening, and it promises plenty of sci-fi action as Shailene Woodley’s Beatrice Prior becomes the target of suspicion in a dystopian future Chicago.

Adapted from Veronica Roth’s series of novels set in a world where teens are herded together based on specific skills and attributes, “Divergent” centers on 16-year-old Tris Prior, who finds herself gifted in multiple areas.

She’s labeled as an outcast yet finds herself in a position to affect the future of humanity.

The new clip leads off with Kate Winslet’s Jeanine Matthews announcing, “The future belongs to those who know where they belong.”

With Tris defying easy categorization, she’s soon forced to go on the run, being trained to fight for her life to survive.

Opening March 21, 2014, the film, directed by Neil Burger, also stars Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and Ashely Judd, among others.

“Divergent” comes as the latest in a wave of genre projects showcasing strong young women, which Woodley said she sees as a positive development.

“I’m a very strong advocate of taking charge and being a wild woman,” Woodley told Hero Complex earlier this year. “I think it’s really profound that right now there are so many opportunities in film that depict young women as strong, courageous and taking care of themselves.”

Looking forward to “Divergent”? Excited about the teaser trailer? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

— Gina McIntyre and Nicole Sperling | @LATherocomplex


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One Response to ‘Divergent’: New teaser finds Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior on the run

  1. Dr. T. K. Stone says:

    Now here is a women I can resonate with. Since the 1960's I became aware of the "wild lifestyle" and have practiced it ever since. I have even written a book about this lifestyle. When Shailene is sixty years old, she will be healthy too because of her proactive actions, taking responsibility for her own life and mind/body well-being at such an early age, which is what I also did.

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