‘Divergent’ Adds Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen to Cast
Looks like the Divergent cast is coming together quite nicely! It was just announced that three actors — Ben Lamb (left), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (middle), and Christian Madsen (right), have all been brought on to star in the upcoming YA book-to-movie adaptation.
So, who will they all be playing? Ben Lamb will take on the role of Edward, Ben Lloyd-Hughes will star as Will, and Christian will play Al — all Dauntless transfers. If you’ve read the book, you know that Will ends up becoming best friends with Tris, who is being played by Shailene Woodley.
It’s great news for these relatively unknown actors who join an already stellar cast that includes, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, Theo James as Four, Jai Courtney as Dauntless leader Will, and Oscar winner Kate Winslet as Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews (to name a few).
If you’re not up to speed on Divergent, the sure-to-be action-packed film will center on a 16-year-old named Beatrice Prior, or “Tris” who lives in a dystopian Chicago somewhere in the near future. All 16-year-olds must go through a ceremony where they decide which “faction” they’ll live in for the rest of their lives. The factions are based on human traits, and though it’s rare, Tris decides to abandon her faction for a life of danger in a different faction. There she meets an instructor named Four, who she begins a somewhat forbidden romance with.
The film is set to start shooting in Chicago next month. What do you think of this latest casting news? Sound off in the comments section!