In Shailene Woodley We Trust

Consider this post a follow-up for Kaite’s and my reviews of Divergent and The Fault in Our StarsBoth of these amazing (and completely different) stories is about to be retold in film, and each of them will star up-and-comer Shailene Woodley. Come again!? How did one actress score two such high-profile roles (three if you count Spiderman 2, in which she’s slated to play Mary-Jane)? Bribes? Wizardry? Sheer acting talent?

The last thing I saw her in was The Descendants. Truth be told, I didn’t enjoy that movie. But Woodley did capture my attention. Her range of emotion was impressive, and she brought normalcy and humanity to that role. That’s why I’m excited to watch her do her thang, first as Tris and then as Hazel!

Divergent is being filmed now and will be released around March 2014. The Fault in Our Stars is still in pre-production and is yet to be casted further. Let’s hope it doesn’t go the way of other John Green book-to-film adaptations (i.e. not).

Other Stuff re: Movies: 

2011 posterDivergent

  • Director Neil Burger is also responsible for films like Limitless and The Illusionist.
  • Kate Winslet is Jeanine Matthews. I couldn’t actually remember who that was. Frankly I don’t care, because it’s Kate Winslet, helllooo. But a quick search told me she’s the Erudite faction leader.
  • Zoë Kravitz is the straight-shooter Christina. Seems about right.

The Fault in Our Stars

  • (500) Days of Summer, 2009Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are the names behind Friends with Benefits and (500) Days of Summer. This bodes well.

Have Your Say in the comments! I’d love to know how you feel about these choices…or if you even care at all.

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4 responses

  1. Well, Friends with Benefits was dreadful, but (500) Days of Summer is great…. so, could go either way! I can only think of Shailene Woodley in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which is the absolute worst/best show ever.

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