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Zoe Kravitz Books Role In Lionsgate's Adaptation Of 'Divergent'

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 12, 2013 11:50 AM
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Zoe Kravitz has signed up to co-star in Divergent, Summit/Lionsgate’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s YA novel of the same name.

Kravitz joins Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in a project that's set in a future dystopia divided into different groups based on human traits. Woodley stars as Tris, a teenager who wants to break free from her homogeneous society, leaves her faction and joins a rival group, where she falls for a young man.

Neil Burger (Limitless) is directing.

Kravitz will play Christina, a member of the Dauntless faction, which embodies bravery, and who becomes friends with Tris.

Comparisons are being made to another Lionsgate property, The Hunger Games.

Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Pouya Shahbazian are producing, with shooting set for Chicago this spring.

Up next for Ms Kravitz is After Earth - directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Will and Jaden Smith.

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  • NL | March 13, 2013 1:22 AMReply

    Well not particularly happy with this choice but at least they didn't cast a white actress.

  • ugh | March 12, 2013 9:23 PMReply

    i just don't find her attractive at all.

  • Ali | March 12, 2013 9:18 PMReply

    Zoe is not a good actress. Mediocre at best, and yes I have seen projects she has been in and was disappointed with her lack luster performances each time. The only reason this girl is getting to work so much is because of who her parents are, otherwise she would be like every other struggling black or mixed actress trying to catch a break. Shameful.

  • K | March 12, 2013 11:17 PM

    She's genuinely not talented enough or trained enough for the high profile roles she has gotten. If she were darker, and her parents weren't famous, I, honest to God, believe she would not be getting these roles. I've seen most of her films and her skills are limited, or she's still quite green. Either way, not enough range to be in all these big movies. But, kudos to her, even only if because of her parents, for being the closest thing to a successful 20 something actress who is black/part black.

  • Donella | March 12, 2013 3:36 PMReply

    Haven't read the book so I'm not familiar with the character description, but Zoe has two Black parents. Also, I'm glad to see her making strategic choices with her acting career.

  • Geneva Girl | March 12, 2013 12:45 PMReply

    I read the book. Meh. I had pictured Christina differently, with dark skin and very strong, but, Zoe will suffice.

  • sarah | March 12, 2013 9:22 PM

    I agree, in the book it says Christina's skin is dark brown so I pictured someone young with kerry washington's skin tone...leave it up to Hollywood to take a black female character and
    "whiteten" it up.

  • REALLY | March 12, 2013 12:45 PMReply


  • K | March 12, 2013 8:43 PM

    Zoe's parents are Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz. Two biracial(half black/half white) people. So if Zoe is anything she is 1/2 black not 1/4. But with that being said it would be nice if people who are more than half black can get cast as characters that are more than half black. I guess to Hollywood half white if half right.

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