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The Divergent film series might have just lost its most popular star after the film company announced a major change for the final installment in the saga.
It was reported in July that after underwhelming box office results for the third Divergent film, Allegient, Lionsgate made plans to release the last film, Ascendent, as a TV movie with the possibility of the film spinning off into a TV show.
But it seems this major change does not have the approval of the film’s lead star, Shailene Woodley. She told Screen Rant this week that she “didn’t sign up to be in a television show”.
“Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show,” she said. “I didn’t sign up to be in a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone in involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.”
It looks like Lionsgate might have to consider recasting one of the film’s major roles if they do choose to go with the TV movie route instead of releasing into theatres, which is likely to be unpopular with fans. They might just have to reconsider.
A decision will need to be made ASAP – the project is slated for release next year.
The series also stars Miles Teller, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz and Kate Winslet.