You do know where we’re going with this, right? You are getting ready to scream with delight, aren’t you? Because yes, the “Divergent” movie has finally cast its leading man: The role of Dauntless leader Four will be played by “Golden Boy” star Theo James.
“Divergent” takes place in an alternate future, where the now-ruined city of Chicago has spawned a new society made up of five factions, each aligning with a single core value. The heroine, Tris, chooses to leave her family in Abnegation (the faction of selflessness) and join the Dauntless (courageous thrill-seekers who travel around by leaping on and off moving trains), but discovers an unusual secret about her status in the process: She’s Divergent, and Divergents are dangerous.
The last time we saw Theo, he was playing the role of a Turkish diplomat on “Downton Abbey” and meeting a most untimely end in the bedchambers of one Lady Mary Crawley. But he’ll be very far from Downton in his next role, as the enigmatic young member of the Dauntless faction who guides Tris through the trials that will determine her faction and her fate—not to mention as the man responsible for bringing to life of one of YA’s most alluring heartthrobs, in a role that was one of the most sought-after for pretty much every guy in Hollywood. He’s probably calling Robert Pattinson for pro tips right now!
Okay, so what do you think? Can you dig Theo as Four, or were you hoping for someone else?