Divergent by Veronica Roth is set to be adapted to film. The movie is rumored to start shooting in Chicago during April of this year. Shailene Woodley is set to play the main character Tris. Neil Burger (produced The Illusionist) will direct the film adaptation.
Summary (via book flap):
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue- candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprised everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. but Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves…or it might destroy her.
UPDATE 01/24/13: Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Kate Winslet is in final negotiations to star in the film, her role as yet unspecified.
Divergent Book Trailer: