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Sunday 20 April 2014

Winslet in talks for Divergent role

Kate Winslet is in talks to star in new teen movie franchise Divergent

Kate Winslet looks set to star in eagerly anticipated new movie Divergent.

The Oscar-winning British actress is currently in talks about taking on a role in the film, which is the first in a trilogy that is seen as a possible successor to the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises.

Variety reports that it isn't known which part Kate, 37, is being lined up for.

The film is based on a young adult novel by Veronica Roth which involves "teen-on-teen violence in a futuristic setting", where society is divided into factions based on human traits.

The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley has already bagged the female lead as 16-year-old Beatrice Prior, who leaves her group to join a rival faction.

The hunt is still on for her male co-star. Earlier this month it was revealed that Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer, X-Men: First Class's Lucas Till and War Horse's Jeremy Irvine will be screen tested for the role.

Divergent will be directed by Neil Burger.

Press Association

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