The film is based on the 1979 book written by Scott Spencer, which spawned a movie in 1981 starring Brooke Shields and Tom Cruise. It is unknown how closely this film’s plot will follow to the previous versions.
Written by Veronica Roth, “Divergent” follows Beatrice Prior (Tris), who leaves her faction to join a rival one, but during the violent initiation she falls in love with a young man and they try to find their place in this rough world.
Tobias is described as “tall and has short dark hair and beautiful deep blue eyes. He is two years older than Tris and originally came from the same faction as she did, Abnegation. He ran from Abnegation into Dauntless to escape his physically abusive father, Marcus. He protects Tris from the others both by defending her when she is attacked and by keeping their romance private.”
Alex on training for the movie: “I spent months preparing for the stunts in the movie. It was a really physical role, but it was also a lot of fun. We practiced and practiced and practiced â€“ but it was still a very nerve-wracking experience. I loved every minute of it. I jumped off a cliff backwards too, which was pretty cool. I’d never done that before. It took seven takes from different angles and luckily there were no injuries. I came close, though. My head nearly hit the rock at one point. The cliff was 60 feet high and it was extremely memorable. You know what? I’m a big kid at heart. Not many guys get to experience what I’ve experienced. I get to run around a movie set with guns and I get to jump off cliffs. It’s amazing. I had the time of my life shooting the movie.”
Dianna on the similarities between her and her character: “I think so. I really love the character of Sarah because there are a lot of similarities to how I was at school. Sarah loves photography, and so do I. I really started to get into it at school. I have about 10 cameras now and they all have different purposes.”
Callan on the effects used: “That was pretty cool because you have the green screen and that sort of stuff and you have to act and bounce off something that’s not actually there. It can be kind of tough sometimes not having an actor to react to. I much prefer working with an actual actor beside me, but it was great fun. While you are filming, you never really know how it’s going to turn out in terms of the green screen but when I saw the final results on screen it blew me away.”
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