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Kate Winslet Cast in Summit Entertainment’s Sci-Fi Film Divergent

Kate Winslet has been cast as Jeanine Matthews in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming futuristic sci-fi action adventure ‘Divergent.’ The Academy Award-winning actress joins already cast stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz and Maggie Q.

‘Divergent’ is based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best selling 2011 novel of the same, which was the first in a trilogy and was her debut book. The movie, which will be directed by Neil Burger, was written by Vanessa Taylor. Principal photography on the sci-fi romance action movie will begin filming next month in Chicago, and the film will be released on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, ‘Divergent’ follows Tris Prior (Woodley), who is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

‘Divergent’ is the latest Summit Entertainment film that’s based on material for young adults, after the distribution company released the successful ‘Twilight Saga’ films. Summit’s corporate parent, Lionsgate, released last year’s hit sci-fi action adventure, ‘The Hunger Games,’ the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time.

For more information on ‘Divergent,’ check out the film’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Kate Winslet Cast in Summit Entertainment's Sci-Fi Film Divergent

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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