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November 13, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
"The future belongs to those who know where they belong," says Kate Winslet early in the new trailer for "Divergent", setting up its tale of conformity and its discontents. Directed by Neil Burger and based on a bestselling novel by Veronica Roth, "Divergent" aims to capitalize on the popularity of dark young-adult adaptations, with the latest installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise heading for theaters next week. The Burger movie, which stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, has a similar date to the first "Hunger Games," heading to theaters on March 21. Set in a future in which people are officially divided into factions based on their personalities, a young woman (Woodley)
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April 25, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Having already gone through the social media wringer when he was cast in the young-adult franchise "Divergent," Ansel Elgort thought he had a pretty good idea about how passionate and protective readers can be about their favorite books. Then he won the role of Augustus Waters, the love interest in the movie adaptation of John Green's bestselling romance "The Fault in Our Stars," and the 20-year-old actor realized he had crossed into an uncharted realm. For the first few hours after the news broke last May, Elgort's Twitter following mushroomed, and many of the newcomers weren't shy about sharing their opinion about his casting.
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March 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Shailene Woodley wore a one-shoulder Elie Saab couture gown with a slit up the leg to the L.A. premiere of "Divergent," her new film that is scheduled to open Friday. [The Cut] And her co-star Kate Winslet wore a scarlet gown by Safiyaa London. [Daily Mail] Rachel Zoe's collection for fall 2014 is less bohemian and more polished than we've seen before, writes Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times] Sofia Vergara's new ad campaign for Head & Shoulders also stars several of her family members -- because the family has been using the product for 20 years, Vergara maintains.
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April 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
In between some rants and caveman talk, "Divergent" trilogy author Veronica Roth explained Sunday how she came up with the female protagonist of her dystopian coming-of-age novel. Roth, 25, spoke at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with Leigh Bardugo, whose books include "Shadow and Bone" and "Siege and Storm. " Bardugo set the stage by explaining why young adult novels such as "Divergent" are such hits. "That feeling never goes away of finding somewhere to belong," she said.
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April 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
In keeping with what's become standard practice for final books in young-adult series, Summit announced Friday it's splitting “Allegiant,” the third and final novel in Veronica Roth's tale of the Dauntless and the Amitys, into two films. The company will keep up the breakneck pace it's begun with the first two Shailene Woodley pictures, releasing the first of the “Allegiant” movies in March 2016 and the second in March 2017. This after “Insurgent,” the sequel to this past March's “Divergent,” comes out in March 2015.
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July 31, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
Top of crops: Proving that no matter how many times designers show crop tops on the runway, the only place they truly translate is in Hollywood, Shailene Woodley (who seems to have a particular penchant for the crop) stepped out in the above Proenza Schouler look at a screening from "The Spectacular Now" Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The cropped top and skirt ensemble is from Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's Resort 2014 collection. The dream-catcher necklace by H.O.W.L.
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August 19, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Step aside, Beyoncé: When Shailene Woodley decided to chop off her locks, she started a trend. Woodley, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" actress who played George Clooney's daughter in the Oscar-winning film "The Descendants," has always appeared on-screen with a long, flowing mane of hair. But for her upcoming role, she's chopped it off. She'll be playing Hazel Lancaster in the adaptation of John Green's bestselling young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," a romance between two teenagers who meet in a cancer kids support group.
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August 1, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Is Shailene Woodley the new Jennifer Lawrence? That's the increasingly relevant question as Woodley has made the media rounds this past month, talking up her new indie romance "The Spectacular Now" and next year's "Divergent. " Certainly, there are a handful of obvious parallels: Each actress quickly climbed to the top of the Young Hollywood ranks with a hot award-season title (Lawrence with "Winter's Bone" and Woodley with "The Descendants"). They both now star in film adaptations of bestselling YA books - Lawrence with "The Hunger Games" and Woodley in the equally dystopian "Divergent.
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March 6, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
"Divergent's" Shailene Woodley could be poised for the same type of young adult stardom her contemporaries Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence have enjoyed. But it turns out the 22-year-old, who had a large fan following thanks to ABC Family's melodramatic series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," was hesitant about signing on to the films based on Veronica Roth's bestselling young adult book series. "Having come off a TV show, I was kind of in the place where I was like, 'I'm never signing a contract for more than one movie,' because once you do sign a contract, legally, you're liable," Woodley told the Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegel.
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June 20, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Hot off the success of "The Bling Ring" and "Spring Breakers," the new distribution company A24 will again take a run at the crossover of smart youth and art house pictures with the August release of "The Spectacular Now," starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. The first poster and trailer for the film, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and plays again Friday as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, were just released. Based on the novel by Tim Tharp, the film features Teller as a small-town high-schooler on the cusp of adulthood and Woodley as the girl who helps push him in that direction.
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April 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
In keeping with what's become standard practice for final books in young-adult series, Summit announced Friday it's splitting “Allegiant,” the third and final novel in Veronica Roth's tale of the Dauntless and the Amitys, into two films. The company will keep up the breakneck pace it's begun with the first two Shailene Woodley pictures, releasing the first of the “Allegiant” movies in March 2016 and the second in March 2017. This after “Insurgent,” the sequel to this past March's “Divergent,” comes out in March 2015.
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March 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The new dystopian thriller "Divergent" defied the recent trend of young-adult book adaptations faltering on the big screen, topping the weekend box office with an estimated $56-million opening. While that falls short of the first "Twilight" ($69.6 million) and "Hunger Games" ($152.5 million), it's still a solid number that outpaces such YA misses as "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" ($9.34 million), "Beautiful Creatures" ($7.6 million), "Vampire Academy" ($7.8 million) and "Ender's Game" ($27 million)
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March 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The teen sci-fi film "Divergent," starring Shailene Woodley, opened with a strong $4.9 million from Thursday night showings, according to Lionsgate.  The movie, which the studio hopes will launch its next successful young-adult franchise following "The Hunger Games" series, opens nationwide on Friday.  The $85-million film takes place in a dystopian Chicago where people are divided by traits according to a test. The young protagonist played by Woodley discovers a plot to eliminate so-called "divergents" who, like her, fit no set category.  The sci-fi adventure is projected to gross $50 million or more in ticket sales through Sunday, according to people who've seen audience tracking surveys.
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March 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The new movie "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley as a brave young woman who challenges the rigid social order of her dystopian society, in which people are categorized into factions based on their personality types. Many film reviewers, however, are saying that for a story all about daring to be different, "Divergent" hews closely to the conventions of its young-adult genre. "Divergent," like the blockbuster "Twilight" and "Hunger Games" films, is based on a popular book series, in this case by Veronica Roth.
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March 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the latest film franchise based on a bestselling young-adult book series, "Divergent" arrives in theaters Friday to the delight of die-hard fans. But for those unfamiliar with the dystopian thriller's background and mythology, all this talk of factions and their SAT-word names (what does "abnegation" mean again?) might as well be Greek. Here's a quick primer to get up to speed. The setup: "Divergent" is set in a dystopian Chicago where people are divided into factions based on their personality types: Members of the Dauntless faction are brave, for example, and serve as the warrior class, protecting the city.
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March 20, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
From Harry Potter to Bella Swan to Katniss Everdeen, the hottest phenomenon in publishing these days is young adult fiction about risk takers who dare to go their own way. So it's more than a little ironic, if predictable, that films made from these books are completely risk aversive. Why rock the boat and jeopardize a potentially huge franchise if you don't really have to? "Divergent" is the latest, most snug-fitting version of that trend. As directed by Neil Burger ("The Illusionist," "Limitless")
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January 29, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The new Shailene Woodley film "The Fault in Our Stars" unveiled its first trailer Wednesday, and it promises to be a tearjerker of a romance. Adapted from the bestselling young-adult novel by John Green, the movie stars Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Ansel Elgort as  Augustus "Gus" Waters,  two teenage cancer patients who meet cute and fall in love -- in spite of Hazel's reluctance, the trailer suggests. In the trailer, which you can watch above, Hazel warns in voice-over that her story won't be sugarcoated.
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March 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the latest film franchise based on a bestselling young-adult book series, "Divergent" arrives in theaters Friday to the delight of die-hard fans. But for those unfamiliar with the dystopian thriller's background and mythology, all this talk of factions and their SAT-word names (what does "abnegation" mean again?) might as well be Greek. Here's a quick primer to get up to speed. The setup: "Divergent" is set in a dystopian Chicago where people are divided into factions based on their personality types: Members of the Dauntless faction are brave, for example, and serve as the warrior class, protecting the city.
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March 20, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
On Wednesday we noted that Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming movies "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars," isn't just a rising Hollywood starlet: She's also a font of quirky wisdom. Having gone over the benefits of eating clay and tanning one's nether regions (of course), we now present another installment of Woodley wisdom. On starting (and ending) the day right: It's important to get off on the right foot each day. In the August 2013 issue of Interview, Woodley talked to  fellow actress Emma Stone about her morning ritual.
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March 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Shailene Woodley wore a one-shoulder Elie Saab couture gown with a slit up the leg to the L.A. premiere of "Divergent," her new film that is scheduled to open Friday. [The Cut] And her co-star Kate Winslet wore a scarlet gown by Safiyaa London. [Daily Mail] Rachel Zoe's collection for fall 2014 is less bohemian and more polished than we've seen before, writes Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times] Sofia Vergara's new ad campaign for Head & Shoulders also stars several of her family members -- because the family has been using the product for 20 years, Vergara maintains.
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