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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

'Mortal Instruments': All these stories are NOT true, but the cast wishes they were!

One of the repeated lines  of the Mortal Instruments series is that “all the stories are true.” There is no reason to assume that the monsters under your bed are a figment of your imagination once your eyes have been opened to the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders (and yeah, okay, I really wish Simon Lewis were a real person).

EW asked the cast and crew at the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones premiere in Los Angeles which stories they hoped were true — and got some interesting answers. Ranging from the fantastical to the medicinal to rock and roll legends, the people who brought TMI to life share their wistful wishes below:

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