10 Facts: Insurgent


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One choice can change your entire world. But every action has a reaction.

Tris is surrounded by the unrest of her faction, but she continues to fight to save those she loves. But her choices still loom over her with questions of guilt, loyalty, love, politics, and grief. The day of her initiation was to be a day of celebration and happiness. Instead, it was a day wrecked with a heartache that will not soon leave Tris and her brother, Caleb.

Now as a war between the Divergent and factions, more and more people are choosing a side – those who fight for change and those who fight for the established. Secrets are emerging and actions are becoming more and more powerful – and risky. Haunted and challenged by her decisions, changing relationships, and new discoveries, Tris embraces her true self – Divergent.

Directed by Robert Schwentke (RED and The Time Traveler’s Wife) and written by author Veronica Roth, comes the action packed futuristic syfy adventure. The cast is chalk full of talent. Tris is played by Cali’s 24-year-old Shailene Woodley (White Bird in a Blizzard’s Kat). Four is played by England’s 30-year-old Theo James (Underworld: Awakening’s David). England’s 39-year-old Kate Winslet (Carnage’s Nancy) acts as Jeanine. And Caleb is NYC’s 21-year-old Ansel Elgort (Men, Women, & Children’s Tim).

Here’s 10 fast factoids for you before you see Insurgent on the big screen this Friday, March 20th!

  • Tris does not cut her hair in the books, but after cutting her hair for The Fault in Our Stars, Woodley is to have refused to wear a wig for Insurgent.
  • Neil Burger, who directed The Illusionist and Limitless directed Divergent.
  • This is Kate Winslet’s first sequel – ever.
  • The film project was called “Mineral” to try to keep spoilers from leaking.
  • Insurgent is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, brief language, violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.
  • For the lovers of the books, be warned – not all the characters appear on the big screen.
  • The film premiered for the first time in the UK on March 11, 2015.
  • The character Edward was supposed to be in the film, but the actor Ben Lamb dropped out for a different film. Jonny Weston was set to play Edgar – different character, but the same role.
  • Insurgent was filmed in Atlanta while Divergent was filmed in Chicago.
  • The Divergent Series has become one of the most successful young adult franchises. The first installment grossed $288 million worldwide.
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