Collider reports that Kate Winslet, The Greatest Actress In The World, is negotiating to play a part in "Divergent", an adaptation of an apparent young adult novel written by Veronica Roth. The film is already set to star Shailene Woodley who, you might recall, gave Cinema Romantico's Favorite Performance of 2011 in "The Descendants."
Naturally, this excites me, although, as you can guess, I have no idea what this "Divergent" is. Collider quoting Amazon says this: "In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself."
Woodley is set to play Beatrice who, it would appear, is sorta the Katniss Everdeen of dystopian Chicago. But who is Kate The Great playing? Collider indicates it is unclear but what is clear is this - how can Winslet, who is honest AND selfless AND brave AND peaceful AND intelligent possibly belong to just one of these factions? Unless there is a sixth faction called the Badass faction. That would probably be her faction.
Entertainment Weekly, however, suggests Kate The Great could be playing someone named Jeanine Matthews, "villainous and brilliant." Villainous, you say? Does this mean Kate and Shailene could find themselves squaring off?
Who knows? Until then, I'll be the thirtysomething dude on the train reading the young adult novel.