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'Allegiant' will be two films? Why this decision might hurt Veronica Roth's work

There will be four movies for Four.

It was announced Friday morning that the final book in the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant, will be split into two films, coming out a year apart, bringing the franchise to four films total. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows kicked off this trend — successfully — which means that now everyone feels free to turn their film installments into two projects (Twilight did it, and Hunger Games will do it as well). My colleague Darren Franich already wrote about why this is a trend that needs to die — and I wholeheartedly agree. But for Divergent/Allegiant specifically, I’m quite curious exactly how the studio plans to make two films — and how they plan to make sure that decision won’t ultimately hurt Veronica Roth’s work.

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'Divergent' scores: What does that mean for 'Allegiant'? -- POLL

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[SPOILERS for Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant]

Exciting news for fans of Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy: Divergent cleaned up at the box office this weekend, which means that the next two films — with release dates already set for March 2015 and 2016, respectively — are likely a go. Fans will be seeing a lot more of Theo James and Shailene Woodley.

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On eating clay and believing in trees: The best of Shailene Woodley's nature-centric wisdom

By now, we all know about Shailene Woodley’s quirky, environmentally-friendly tendencies — she gathers her water from fresh springs when she can; she brought Jimmy Fallon a bag of herbs last week on The Tonight ShowBut that’s only the beginning.

Woodley is more magical nymph than Hollywood starlet; even Jennifer Lawrence’s relatable clumsiness can’t hold a candle to Shailene’s lovable kookiness. So after reading the Divergent star’s latest awesome interview, we decided to compile the Shailene-iest quotes she’s ever given. Check out what the offbeat actress has said about eating clay (yes, for real) and giving up Instagram below:

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This week's cover: Getting ready for 'Divergent'

Not every movie adapted from a popular Young Adult novel is necessarily a guaranteed hit. For every Twilight or Hunger Games, there are plenty of others that didn’t manage to reach the same heights. (Think: Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Vampire Academy, for example.)

This week’s cover story takes a close look at Divergent — based on the best-selling series by Veronica Roth and in theaters March 21 — starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James and directed by Neil Burger (Limitless). The pressure is on for this film to soothe the jangled nerves of a jittery industry that is watching the film closely, in hopes that it will be the one to continue the wave of YA hits. EW’s Sara Vilkomerson spoke to the filmmakers and actors about what it’s like to have such high expectations on their shoulders, and, for the stars, how they answer the constant question about whether they are ready for fame. “It’s completely impossible to answer,” Theo James says. “If you say anything, you sound like a douche bag because who knows what the f— is going to happen?” (His co-star agrees. “It’s something that hasn’t happened yet,” says Woodley. “Anyway, change is inevitable. It happens every day. I’m not going to change my life at all — I love the way I live. I’m not going to worry about it.”) READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars' trailer: A deep dive

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“I’m crying.” “Dead.” “It’s perfect.” “She’s not who I pictured.” “He’s so cute.”

One might expect those kind of over-the-top reactions from fans when the first look at a superhero or other likely summer blockbuster debuts. (I mean, we all remember where we were when we first saw Heath Ledger as the Joker, right?) But today was a different kind of big summer movie: Fans got the first full-length trailer for the movie adaptation of the beloved YA book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Starring About-To-Be-It-Girl Shailene Woodley as well as I’m-Also-In-Divergent Ansel Elgort, the tearjerker features the duo as a couple of teens who meet in a cancer support group. While Hazel resists their relationship in fear of eventually hurting him with her death, he persists and their ensuing adventure of love and life resonated with readers of all ages. (The book is currently number one on Amazon’s bestseller list.) While the sarcastic humor and edge of the novel is one of the main reasons people have latched on so strongly to it (Read: This isn’t A Walk To Remember),  the plot is quite heavy – so it was no surprise there were quite a few feelings over the 2:30 clip released this afternoon.

Let’s break it down (Light spoilers follow. Read the book. Just do it.) READ FULL STORY

If Shailene Woodley's out, who should play Mary Jane Watson in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3'?

2014 will be a big year for Shailene Woodley, Hollywood’s new go-to lady for YA adaptations between the dystopian Divergent and the melancholy romance The Fault in Our Stars. But Woodley originally had a third major role this year, playing ginger galpal Mary Jane Watson in this summer’s Amazing Spider-Man rebootquel. Photos of Woodley on the set showed the young actress rocking some denim jackets and some unconvincing red hair — because no redhaired superhero girlfriend will ever have convincing red hair, and we can all just accept that and move on. But the filmmakers pulled a Paquin before it was cool, cutting Woodley out of the movie, presumably because they needed more time to service current love interest Gwen Stacy, not to mention all the villains from all the spinoffs.

Speaking to MTV’s Josh Horowitz at Sundance, Woodley admitted that she didn’t really know what her future was with the Amazing franchise, but she seemed ambivalent about the possibility of returning. “I don’t know anything,” she said. “But seeing as how they picked up the next two Divergent films, I don’t know how I would keep my sanity doing two big action films in one year. But anything can happen.” True, anything can happen — and if Divergent explodes, it’s possible that Sony would rejigger their ambitious Spidey schedule to make room for an ascendant superstar.

But let’s assume that doesn’t happen. And let’s also assume that that thing we all think is going to happen in Amazing Spider-Man 2 happens, and Mary Jane as a character becomes hugely important for Amazings 3 and 4. Who should take on the role of Peter Parker’s eventual one true love? Here are a few possibilities, ranked on the Dunst scale; post your own in the comments!
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UPDATE: 'The Fault in Our Stars': We need to talk about that tagline

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The poster for the film you’re going to sob your way through come June is here.

The first look at The Fault in Our Stars promo art has arrived (see it above) and depicts stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort lying on the grass face to face, young and in love. It’s all very sad and bittersweet and exactly how it should be; I particularly love that the studio isn’t shying away from showing Woodley with the oxygen tubes. Things were pretty dang perfect until I read the tagline: “One sick love story.”

Wait, what? That’s awfully glib for a film that’s going to depict the story of two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group and are dying. While I obviously get that taglines need to be quick and quip-y, this seems a little bit too far, right? There’s smart and then there’s groan-worthy. Should we all be looking forward to cancer puns as this movie’s promotion really gets going? Is a first trailer with “Was my stomach doing flip-flops because of Augustus or my cancer meds?” next? READ FULL STORY

Author John Green gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at 'The Fault in our Stars' filming













Shailene Woodley is currently working on the adaptation of your new favorite Y.A. book. No, not that one. Or that one. The actress is currently filming The Fault In Out Stars, the already-beloved bestseller by John Green about two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group and fall in love.

The book’s passionate fans have taken in every announcement — Laura Dern is playing the mom! Williem Dafoe is playing Peter Van Houten! — like a mini bombshell, and, like good book fans the world over, are concerned about how the film adaptation is going. Not concerned? Green.

He’s been on set for several days, uploading behind-the-scenes pictures of Woodley and her co-stars, as well as narrating his own behind-the-scenes video. The clips are a fun peek into the moviemaking process, and for fans of the book, a nice reminder that everyone there is taken the adaptation just as seriously as you are.

Check out a video Green uploaded this week below: READ FULL STORY

Shailene Woodley chops her hair for 'Fault in Our Stars' (and a good cause) -- PHOTO

Starting with her breakthrough role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shailene Woodley has been known for her long, brunette locks. For her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Descendants, her flowing hair was nearly its own character, as she whipped it to and fro to drive home her teenage angst.

But for her upcoming lead role in the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, her mane had to go — and she made the most of the big change by donating her trademark tresses to the nonprofit Children With Hair Loss, which will create a wig for someone in need. Her new bob made its debut on Twitter, and though she looks a little apprehensive about the adjustment, calling it a “work in progress,” she also notes “#itgrowsback.”
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Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley want you to turn off your phone at the movies -- VIDEO

You’re sitting in a dark movie theater, enjoying your time away from the real world with a popcorn that is definitely too large to be considered a small and a slushie that will give you several brain freezes but you order it anyway. And then it happens. A slight buzz. So you reach for your phone to check a clearly life-threatening text –

Don’t do it. According to actors Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, “answering texts is a very serious choice” and you have to ask yourself “Am I being a d–k?” The two young hotshots are currently starring in the critically acclaimed The Spectacular Now and recently filmed a Don’t Talk PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse. Check out the funny spot below and don’t forget — don’t talk, or Miles Teller will ruin you:
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