Judging by the movies she'll be starring in this fall, actress
She was at Comic-Con last week to talk about Summit Entertainment's upcoming adaptation "Divergent," Veronica Roth's dystopian young adult series. Woodley joined actor Theo James, director Neil Burger, and writer Veronica Roth (who wrote a diary about her experience for Hero Complex) at Hall H to screen footage and answer questions.
Summit, which developed
The appeal of "Divergent" rests on the slim shoulders of 21-year-old Woodley, an actress who made the jump from the lead in ABC Family's long-running "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" to a well-regarded turn as
"I think it's really profound that right now there are so many opportunities in film that depict young women as strong, courageous, and taking care of themselves," Woodley told Hero Complex. It's time to look ahead to The YA Books on Film That Will Star Shailene Woodley:
--"The Spectacular Now" is set for release Aug. 2. Based on the wonderful book by Tim Thar that was a National Book Award finalist in 2008, "The Spectacular Now" is a naturalistic romance between a party guy, Stutter Keely, and what could be his polar opposite, Aimee, a shy, "nice girl" played by Woodley. Director James Ponsoldt's adaptation, written by the
--"Divergent" is set for release on March 21, 2014. Like
--"The Fault In Our Stars" is now filming in Pittsburgh and set for release in 2015. It is the adaptation of
In the next two years, there will be many opportunities to forget that it's Woodley, always Woodley, playing the female character in the young adult adaptation.