Based on the first novel of the series of the same name by Veronica Roth, the film is set in a dystopian Chicago world where 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 the lead character Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and following who she really is. Shailene Woodley is set in the lead with Lucas Till, Luke Bracey, Brenton Thwaites and Jack Reynor testing to star opposite her. There’s no word on what role Winslet would play if she joins the film.
Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher and Pouya Shahbazian will produce.