Miles Teller is not afraid to speak his mind where his career is concerned.
While promoting his new movie Whiplash, the 27-year-old opened up to W Magazine about why he took the role in the Divergent film series.
“When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside,” he said. “I didn’t have an interesting part [in Divergent], and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”
Whiplash is set to hit theaters on October 10.
UPDATE: Miles‘ rep tells THR, “Accustomed to being more involved in the process of filmmaking, Miles regrets those words. He does value his relationship with Lionsgate and his participation in the franchise.”
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Shailene Woodley wraps her hair in a cloth while heading to the set of Insurgent in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday afternoon (August 25).
The 22-year-old actress was seen walking to set with Theo James while other co-stars Rosa Salazar and Keiynan Lonsdale headed back to base camp.
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“Now that we’ve set up the world in the first one, you start with a movie that’s full of heart and a lot of action,” Theo recently told BuzzFeed about the second film. “It’s so much bigger and has all these rich themes of trust and betrayal and a love story between two people that you haven’t seen in films of this nature before!”
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Theo James works on his moves and looks to be kicking some butt in this behind the scenes clip showing the making of Divergent, provided exclusively to JustJaredJr.com.
This clip is part of the “Bringing Divergent to Life” documentary featured on the film’s Blu-ray and Digital HD version.
While the Digital HD version is available for purchase now, the Blu-ray and DVD will be hitting stores everywhere on August 5.
Theo, Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, and more will be returning for the upcoming films in The Divergent Series, set to be released over the next three years.
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JJJ doesn’t know about you, but whenever we see a film adapted from a book, we’re always curious to find out which scenes make the cut.
The studio just released a deleted scene from Divergent that was likely deemed too graphic for the film. You know the one – when Edward (Ben Lamb) gets stabbed in the eye with a butter knife by Peter (Miles Teller). Yeah, that one.
Tris (Shailene Woodley) comes to his aid and tries to comfort him through the horrifying ordeal. Watch at your own risk below.
Don’t forget – Divergent hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 5, while Insurgent hits theaters on March 20, 2015!
Divergent Deleted Scene
Shailene Woodley is saying no to wigs for Divergent‘s upcoming sequel, Insurgent.
The 22-year-old actress chatted with BuzzFeed about the change in Tris’ appearance for the sequel: “This is what you’ll be seeing. I talked to the director [Robert Schwentke] because I didn’t want to wear a wig. I think wigs always look wiggy, especially in an action movie. We’re running so much and doing so much, I think, technically, a wig would have looked quite sh****.”
She added, “I think it’s cool to have a young heroine with short hair.”
Along with co-star Theo James, 29, the two also teased what’s to come in the film and talked switching up the dialogue.
“In the book, Tris and Four are arguing quite a lot for various reasons, so we sat down with Robert to figure out the crux of what’s behind the problem and we discovered the problem was one of trust and not being able to share with each other in this crazy, f***** up world. Playing with that theme, we bring it into every element of each scene, and see how that progresses and damages their relationship. It’s physically impossible to honor every single tiny beat and Veronica [Roth, author] would say that as well,” he shared.
Theo added, “Now that we’ve set up the world in the first one, you start with a movie that’s full of heart and a lot of action. It’s so much bigger and has all these rich themes of trust and betrayal and a love story between two people that you haven’t seen in films of this nature before!”
Shailene Woodley and Theo James share a cute look during the Divergent signing event during the 2014 San Diego Comic Con held at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday afternoon (July 26).
The two stars took a break from filming the upcoming sequel, Insurgent, in Atlanta, to meet with fans and sign posters.
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In the upcoming movie, Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is out in theaters on March 20th, 2015.
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While Shailene Woodley and Theo James are still shooting Insurgent in Atlanta, Summit Entertainment has already recruited screenwriter Noah Oppenheim to pen the adaption of Allegiant.
Noah, who also penned the script for The Maze Runner, is attached to just the first part of Allegiant, which is being split into two films, according to THR.
In the dystopian franchise written by Veronica Roth, people are divided into groups by certain values. Allegiant is expected to debut in theaters on March 18th, 2016 and Part 2 will hit on March 24th, 2017.
Allegiant sees Tris and Four discovering that the world they grew up in may all be a lie, and they’ll have to make hard choices that could change their lives forever.