CS sits down with Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and the rest of the Allegiant cast
This Friday, The Divergent Series delivers its penultimate chapter as Allegiant hits regular movie theater and IMAX screens. Following the events of last year’s Insurgent, Shailene Woodley’s Tris and her followers have discovered a way to leave Chicago and explore the world beyond the Wall. It’s there that the Allegiant cast gets a new addition in Jeff Daniels, who joins the franchise as David, a powerful figure who has, behind the curtain, been pulling the strings throughout the series.
ComingSoon.net had the chance to sit down with the Allegiant cast to discuss the new chapter. In the player below, check out video interviews with Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Octavia Spencer, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts.
The Allegiant cast also includes Ray Stevenson, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jonny Weston, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård.
Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best-seller, Allegiant is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film through their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are executive producing through their Mandeville Films banner along with Barry Waldman and Neil Burger. Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s EVP of Production & Development, and Matt Janzen, Lionsgate’s VP, Production & Development, are overseeing the project for the studio.
The Divergent series of books have been perennial New York Times best-sellers since 2011. Book sales of the Divergent trilogy have surged to over 34 million copies worldwide, up from 17 million at the time of Divergent’s March 21, 2014 release. “Allegiant” sold 455,000 copies on its first day of release in 2013 to break a company record for Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. Pre-orders for “Allegiant” exceeded those of any book in the history of HarperCollins.
The first two Divergent films have grossed more than $550 million at the global box office and are Lionsgate’s highest-grossing films domestically outside The Hunger Games and Twilight franchises.
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