Liongate’s Summit Entertainment announced today that Tony Goldwyn has joined the cast of the studio’s feature film adaptation of Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet. The film will also feature Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold.
Currently filming in Chicago, the futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestseller is being directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing, alongside John J. Kelly. Summit will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Goldwyn will portray Andrew, Tris’ father, in Divergent. He currently stars as President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s “Scandal.” His feature acting credits include The Pelican Brief, Kiss the Girls, Nixon, The Substance of Fire, The Last Samurai and Ghost.
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.
Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s President of Production, and Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s SVP of Production, are overseeing the project for the studio.
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