Veronica Roth, author of the amazing dystopian Divergent Series, has made an official announcement via her blog: the book-to-film adaptation of the first book Divergent has a director! It's Neil Burger, writer & director of one of my favorite movies of all time: The Illusionist
Edward Norton, Jessica Biel and Paul Giamatti. Seriously if you haven't seen this movie, go out and rent it RIGHT NOW! Neil Burger also directed Limitless staring Bradley Cooper. Veronica Roth herself is thrilled about the choice and also a huge fan of Neil's previous works.
Though the casting for the main protagonist in Divergent has not yet been finalized Shailene Woodley is in final negotiations to bring 'Tris' to the big screen. You may have seen her in The Descendants or the t.v. series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. According to Veronica, Shailene has proven her acting skills and more importantly looks the part of Tris.
To read Veronica Roth's official blog post on the subject check out: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/10/movie-news-director-and-casting-update.html
So what do you guys think? Are you satisfied with these choices? Are you excited for the Divergent movie? Let me know in your comments below.