Jai Courtney, who most recently played Bruce Willis’ son in A Good Day to Die Hard, has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s YA novel.
Courtney now joins a cast that includes Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort.
Neil Burger (Limitless) is directing the movie set in a future society that is divided into factions based on human traits.
Courtney will play one of Woodley’s antagonists, the face-pierced leader of the Dauntless faction named Eric.
Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.
Summit has set a March 21, 2014, release date.
Courtney is coming of A Good Day to Die Hard and also appeared with Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher. He will next be seen in I, Frankenstein which opens in September.
The Australian actor is repped by UTA and The Collective, and by Mark Morrissey and Associates in Australia.