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Divergent starts production

Summit Entertainment reported on Monday [Apr 8] that the sci-fi is underway in Chicago.

Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet [pictured] star alongside new cast members Ray Stevenson and Mekhi Phifer, among others.

Neil Burger directs the futuristic action adventure based on Vanessa Taylor’s adaptation of the bestseller by Veronica Roth about a dystopian future where the authorities divide society into personality types.

Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project through Red Wagon Entertainment with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane serves as executive producing with John J Kelly. 

Summit will release the film theatrically in North America in The Hunger Games slot on Mar 21, 2014. Lionsgate International handles sales.

  • Lionsgate will distribute I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart on Jan 24, 2014. Lakeshore International handles sales outside the US.

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