Mekhi Phifer has joined the (massive) cast of the latest YA novel to be shoved in our faces on the silver screen, DIVERGENT. The project is set in a dystopian Chicago world where society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. This is in no way similar to Hunger Games. Not one bit. It’s unclear what role Phifer (or “The 5ife” as he closest friends call him) will play.
Producing will be Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher and Pouya Shahbazian.
Phifer was last in “The Love Section” which isn’t a documentary about underground orgies. He will next star in “The Suspect”, no doubt playing the titular maligned character.
He is repped by WME.