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'Divergent' casting: Will, Edward, and Al

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DIVERGENT CASTING

Divergent just keeps getting better.

Monday, Summit Entertainment announced that Ben Lloyd-Hughes (The Hour), Ben Lamb (The White Queen), and Christian Madsen (Refuge from the Storm, and Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto) are set to join the already stellar cast as Dauntless-transfers Will, Edward, and Al, respectively. Will, of course, becomes one of Tris’ (Shailene Woodley) best friends. Besides English actor Lloyd-Hughes, who has appeared in a number of British television shows, and the Mike Newell adaptation of Great Expectations, all are relative unknowns. But, appearing alongside veteran actors like Kate Winslet and a slew of burgeoning stars in one of next year’s most anticipated films isn’t a bad way to be introduced to American audiences.

Divergent is expected to hit theaters March 21, 2014.

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