Kate Winslet will play the leader of a scholarly people known as the Erudite in the new movie, according to the film's studio Summit Entertainment. Kate Winslet recently appeared in the movie 'Contagion' and starred in the miniseries 'Mildred Pierce.'
Film studio Summit Entertainment said on Thursday that Winslet, 37, will play the cold and unlikeable Jeanine Matthews in the film set in a dystopian future.
"Divergent," based on the first of a trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth, is set in a society that is divided into five factions that define how a person lives their life.
The Abnegation people are selfless while the Erudite devote themselves to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Winslet will play the leader of the Erudite, Summit said in a statement.
The studio previously announced the casting of rising star Shailene Woodley, 21, and British newcomer Theo James, 28.