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Winslet joins the cast of Divergent

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Kate Winslet

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has joined the cast of the dystopian action adventure which is based on the best-selling young adult novel by Veronica Roth.

Divergent is set in the future where people are divided into factions on account of their personality types.

Winslet will play Jeanie Matthews, the intelligent head of the Erudite faction in the Neil Burger directed film.

Shailene Woodley and Theo James are also confirmed for the movie, alongside Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz and Ansel Elgort.

The movie will begin filming in Chicago next month for release on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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