Only a year ago, few movie fans knew who Ansel Elgort was. Yahoo Movies found out how he's adjusting to fame following the back-to-back hits 'Divergent' and 'The Fault in Our Stars.'
It’s the day after the premiere and after party for his latest film, Whiplash, and Miles Teller has certainly felt better. Teller stars as Andrew, a jazz drummer at an elite music conservatory who wants so badly to be a musical great that he not only forfeits all personal relationships, he also withstands the emotional and physical abuse of a fiercely intimidating instructor (J.K. Simmons). Teller shares not only Andrew’s musical talent, but also his drive. He’s already wrapped two other potential big hits: Next year’s Divergent follow-up, Insurgent, and the new Fantastic Four reboot, in which he’ll star as Reed Richards. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him occupied, Teller also had to deal with an online brouhaha last month, when he was quoted as saying he felt “dead inside” after wrapping Divergent, forcing the Philadelphia-area native to vehemently (and very frankly) defend himself.
The scene begins with Tris (Shailene Woodley) abruptly awakening in her Dauntless sleeping barracks to the sound of guttural wails. She and Christina (Zoë Kravitz) soon find Ed (Ben Lamb) with a knife protruding from his bloodied left eye. As Tris comforts Ed, who is gasping for air, she looks up to find a suspicious character stepping out from the shadows: Peter (Miles Teller). You can find more to this clip — along with additional deleted scenes and bonus features — on the Blu-ray and DVD.
Audiences who watched last spring’s sci-fi/action movie Divergent might be surprised to learn that costar Kate Winslet was five months pregnant when she shot her scenes. Winslet — who plays duplicitous community leader Jeanine Matthews — had her costumes refitted after she shared the news of her pregnancy, says director Neil Burger. “There was a point at which we were thinking about whether Shai [Shailene Woodley] should head-butt Kate or punch her in the face,” recalls producer Lucy Fisher.
So, you (and apparently all your friends) saw "Divergent" this weekend, and now you want to know all the nitty gritty details about everyone in the movie, right? Like Theo James — where has he been all our lives? And how about that Miles Teller guy who maybe made you kind of not hate Movie Peter as much as you hated Book Peter? Well, we’re right there with you on that and are happy to help with this handy dandy little breakdown of what the stars of “Divergent” have coming up next (aside from"Insurgent," for those who’ll return for movie two).
Abnegation (The Selfless) Angelina Jolie: She may not let a year go by between mirror checks, but otherwise the "Unbroken" director is all Abnegation. Not only did she adopt three children from underprivileged nations around the globe and step up as a U.N. goodwill ambassador, but she also helps run a number of humanitarian organizations and is said to donate a third of her salary to charity. Sean Penn: The two-time Oscar-winning actor has long positioned himself within the fray of political and social activism, but it’s been Sean Penn’s hands-on disaster relief work in New Orleans and Haiti which have really made him worthy of the grey threads of Abnegation. Tom Hanks: Tom Hanks would be a shoo-in for Amity if it weren’t for the fact that he’s just so very charitable.
All week long, the stars of “Divergent " have been jetting around the country, and they brought @YahooMovies Instagram followers along for the ride. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, and the film’s other stars, plus author Veronica Roth, took us behind the scenes of the “Divergent” press tour. [RELATED: 'Divergent' Heads Home to Chicago for Yahoo Movies Instagram Takeover ] Whether they were posing with fans or showing off secret skills (Theo on the mic!), these talented ladies and gents kept it real and unfiltered (in terms of their silly faces, not the photos themselves #filtereverything). “Divergent” may be a dystopian action flick, but even humanity’s bravest have serious #selfie game.
As any "Divergent" fan will surely attest, body art plays a sizable part in this dystopian tale. Let’s just say there’s one busy tattoo parlor in post-apocalyptic Chicago, as the members of the faction Dauntless (roughly one fifth of the population) are all tatted out with impressive ink. Not only do the tattoos play a symbolic role in the book-turned-movie, they’re pretty cool to look at it, too. And you may hear the phrase “OMG SO HOT!”
2014 is going to be a really big year for actress Shailene Woodley. Twenty-one-year-old Woodley, already well known as the star of the successful TV series “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager,” earned rave reviews for her work in the movie “The Descendants,” and she’s currently shooting what should be one of next year’s box office blockbusters, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” in which she’ll play Mary Jane Watson. It was announced Tuesday that Woodley has been offered the lead role in the screen adaptation of John Green’s Young Adult bestseller "The Fault In Our Stars." The story of two young cancer patients who fall in love, “The Fault In Our Stars” earned enthusiastic reviews in print, and is expected to be a major screen attraction for 2014. "During our exhaustive search to find Hazel Grace Lancaster, I saw some stunning auditions by today’s finest young actresses," Boone said.
You may (vaguely) recall “I Am Number Four,” the 2011 screen adaptation of the 2010 sci-fi novel by Pittacus Lore (aka James Frey & Jobie Hughes). The film followed the dangerous adventures of John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), the fourth of nine alien children that have escaped to Earth from the planet Lorien and are now being hunted down one by one by the invading Mogadorians. That would be Tobias Eaton (Theo James), instructor of the initiates and love interest to Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley), in "Divergent," based on the YA sci-fi novel by Veronica Roth.
“I was only 20… I wasn’t prepared,” Kate Winslet recalled of the torrent of interest that stampeded her way from the runaway success of “Titanic” in 1997. With its success, powered by packs of teenage girls who consumed the tale of Jack and Rose over and over again, it is widely credited as having brought that demographic to the moviegoing power, igniting a wave that would give us the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” films, as well as the newest entrant to the category, “Divergent,” which opens this weekend, starring none other than Winslet herself as the controlling, dystopian faction leader Jeanine Matthews. “It was a really hard time,” said Winslet, now 38.