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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kate Winslet Has Been Cast In Young Adult Film "Divergent"

British Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has been cast in the upcoming young adult film "Divergent" boosting the profile of latest adaptation from a best selling novel to the big screen. Film stidio Summit Entertainment said on Thurday that Winslet,37, will play the cold and unlikeable Jenninine Msathews in the film set in a dystopian future. "Divergent", based on the trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth, is set in a society that is divided into five factions that defines how a person lives his life. The Abnegation people are selfless while the Erudite devote themselves to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Winslet will play the leader of Erudite, Summit said. "Divergent" due for release in March 2014, is the latest young adult novel to be translated to the big screen following the conclusion of lucrative franchise "The Twilight Saga" and the success last year of "The Hunger Games" starring new Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence The five "Twilight" films, which followed the vromance between a vampire, human and a werewolf, grossed more than $3.3 billion at the global box office and put studio Summit into Hollywood big leaudues. Film studio Lions Gale Entertainement,which acquired Summit for $ 412 million last year, released the "The Hunger Games" in March 2012. It grossed more than $690 worldwide. The next installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise is due out in November this year. While "The vMortal Instruments': The City Of Bones" another adaptation of a young adult novel with supernatural and dystopian themes, is due in US theaters in August.

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