Casting Net: Shailene Woodley in talks for YA adaptation 'Divergent'
• The Descendants‘ Shailene Woodley is in talks to star in Divergent, an adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Hunger Games-y YA novel about a 16-year-old girl living in a dystopian Chicago divided into five factions separated by personality traits: Erudite (the smart), Dauntless (the brave), Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), and Amity (the peaceful). Neil Burger (Limitless) is directing from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman). [Deadline]
• Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are attached to the comedy And So It Goes…, about a realtor (Douglas) who leans on his neighbor (Keaton) when he finds himself dealing with a granddaughter he didn’t know he had. P.J. Hogan (Confessions of a Shopaholic, My Best Friend’s Wedding) is directing from a script by Mark Andrus (Georgia Rule, As Good As It Gets). [Deadline]
• Ewan McGregor has signed on and Kate Hudson is in talks for the romantic comedy Born to be King, about a Hollywood extra (McGregor) who happens to look a great deal like a movie star at odds with his leading lady (Hudson). Actor Peter Capaldi (In the Loop) is directing from his screenplay. [Variety]
• Shirley MacLaine is in early talks to costar with Melissa McCarthy in Tammy, about an ex-fast food worker who ends up on a road trip with her irascible grandmother. McCarthy co-wrote the screenplay with her husband (and Bridesmaids costar) Ben Falcone. No director is currently attached. [THR]