COULD THIS BE THE NEXT HUNGER GAMES?
THE STAR: SHAILENE WOODLEY
Woodley, 21, plays heroine Tris in the film (out next March 21), based on a young-adult series by Veronica Roth. In a grim future Chicago, society is split into five factions, each devoted to a trait such as bravery or selflessness. At 16, kids face a placement test.
“I’m such a physical person,” says Woodley (climbing an L train structure in Chicago). “I wish they would let me do more stunts!”
Theo James plays Four, Tris’s instructor in the Dauntless faction. “I love the chemistry between our characters,” he says. “There is this great interplay. They are at the beginning of a love story, and you see its development.”
“He’s thoughtful as well as strong,” says James, 28, of Four. “There’s a quiet masculinity.”