Theo James to Star as Four in ‘Divergent’
CBS’ Golden Boy star Theo James has joined the cast of the dystopian action adventure Divergent as Tobias “Four” Eaton, Tris’s (Shailene Woodley) instructor and love interest. Four also has an antagonistic relationship with Eric (Jai Courtney), a Dauntless leader.
Most recently in films, James appeared opposite Kate Beckinsale in the latest installment of the ‘Underworld’ franchise, Underworld: Awakening.
Deadline reports, actors Kate Winslet, Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller are in final negotiations to join the cast.
Theo James joins Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior, Jai Courtney as Eric, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, Maggie Q as Tori and Ansel Elgort as Tris’ brother Caleb Prior in the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s young-adult novel.
Set in a futuristic dystopia, teenager Beatrice Prior (Woodley) lives in a society that is divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Candor (the honest), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).
Beatrice renames herself Tris and leaves her own Abnegation faction to enter another. To become a Dauntless, Tris must first pass a highly competitive physical initiation and determine where an unexpected romance fits into her life.
Divergent is scheduled to be released by Summit Entertainment in theaters on March 21, 2014.