MTV premiered the debut trailer featuring Shailene Woodley and Theo James in Divergent. This marks the first official look at the film, a teaser-trailer for tonight’s reveal was released earlier this week. Directed by Neil Burger and a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor and Burger, the film is based on the first book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy written by Veronica Roth (link below). Divergent, which also stars Ashley Judd, Jai Cortney, Ray Stevenson, Zoё Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn and Kate Winslet, opens nationwide on March 21, 2014.
In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Divergent cast members Theo James and Miles Teller will also sit down with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. ET for the VMA All Access livestream at the Barclays Center. VMA All Access, a newly expanded experience, will provide a beyond-the-ropes look into all the action leading up to the awards show, optimized specifically for web, mobile and tablet screens including the recently launched MTV app for iOS and Xbox.
As previously announced, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show” will feature performances by new faces of pop, Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande. VMA “Artist to Watch” nominee Mahone is set to serenade the streets of Brooklyn with his single “What About Love” from his upcoming debut album, set to release later this year. Platinum selling recording artist Ariana Grande, who also stars on Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat,” will rock the stage with her hit singles “The Way” and “Baby I” from her upcoming album “Yours Truly” in stores September 3rd.
more info on original trilogy: amazon/veronicaroth