ULTIMATE MOVIE TRIVIA: All Trivia Every Fan Should Know About ... DIVERGENT (2014)


DIVERGENT SYNOPSIS
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

DIVERGENT TRAILER

DIVERGENT TRIVIA
The sound that Peter (Miles Teller) makes when Tris (Shailene Woodley) punches him in the throat is genuine. Woodley didn't want to hurt Teller, so she was being timid. As filming continued, Teller and Woodley got more aggressive and during one take, Woodley actually hit him in the throat, which Teller wasn't expecting. This is the take that is in the movie. 
Theo James did all of his own fight stunts with no stunt double. 
Kate Winslet was five months pregnant during filming. Despite only being on set for four weeks, it got to a point where shooting above her waist was required as well as her carrying folders, files and iPads to cover the bump in master shots.
  
Miles Teller originally auditioned for the role of Four, but was told that he wasn't going to be getting the role. Months later, the producers watched The Spectacular Now (2013), and were so impressed that they called Teller and offered him the role of Eric, who is supposed to be at odds and intimidating towards the character Four. Teller turned it down because he felt that he wouldn't be able to pull off being intimidating towards Theo James. He was then offered the role of Peter, which he accepted after his friend and former co-star Shailene Woodley sent him a text asking him to accept the role so they could work together again.
  
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller had trouble filming their fight scene due to their close friendship. Woodley, in particular had difficulties and at one point referred to Teller as "Sutter" which is his character's name in The Spectacular Now (2013) in which the two played a couple. Teller had to take Woodley aside and have a discussion in order to get her to be aggressive towards him.
  
As inspiration for Four's full-back tattoo, production designer Andy Nicholson looked to 1920s abstract Russian constructivist art. The stark lines may look conventional on paper, but on Theo James' body they clutch and curve; they're meant to be touched. "It was about following the lines that your hand might follow if you're feeling someone's back," explains Nicholson. To apply the temporary tattoos, makeup head Brad Wilder cut the transfer paper into about 40 pieces, creating a "giant jigsaw puzzle." It then took three people more than three hours to assemble the pattern on James' back. To pass the time, the actor listened to jazz music.
  
The whole cast went through boot camp training for two months before filming started.
  
Shailene Woodley was the only actress considered for the part of Tris. No other actresses auditioned for the part.
  
In The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort play boyfriend and girlfriend, while in Divergent, they play siblings.
 
The elevated train maps used on the train cars were from 1913.
 
Shailene Woodley received several days of firearms training by Discreet Protection Security Group (DPS group) in order to prepare for her role in Divergent. The firearms instructors from DPS group are real life LAPD Officers Charles Wunder and Jamie McBride. They are the same Officers that the lead characters in the movie 'End of Watch (2012)' were loosely based on. They were partners in Newton Division in the mid to late 90's.
  
In the beginning when the factions were introduced, each sign for each faction appears: the Erudite eye looking up from the microscope, the Amity tree in the middle of the field, the Candor scales during a court hearing, the Dauntless flames on the side of the building, and Abnegation joined hands while helping the factionless.
 
In the movie, Tris fights and beats the initiate Molly who guards the flag. This fight is not in the book, however there is a fight between the two in the training center where Tris decisively beats the stronger Molly thereby improving her rank.
 
Although the majority of the weapons used in the movie are mock ups using CGI muzzle flashes, the futuristic looking revolver seen during Four's/Tris' hallucination is a real firearm. It is a Chiappa 'Rhino' which is available in several calibers, finishes and barrel lengths.
   
An acrostic of the first letters of the faction names, Factionless/Abnegation/Candor/Amity/Dauntless/Erudite, spells FACADE. Insisting that people fall into just 6 rigid categories certainly is a facade that misled everyone.
 
The initiate named Edward is present throughout stage 1 of the training (helps pull Christina up from the chasm's edge, first picked by Eric for Capture The Flag, spoken line "You're the only one who's ever stood up to him", ranked #1 and celebrates when stage 1 rankings are announced etc.) However, he is nowhere to be seen after the first stage of training. In the book, but not shown in the movie, Edward was eliminated by the weaker Peter by stabbing him in the eye with a table knife while sleeping. Al also feels threatened by Tris and he tries to eliminate her by throwing her into the Chasm, which is in the movie.
 
In an interview, Woodley asked Elgort did he prefer playing her brother or playing her boyfriend, in which he replied "Boyfriend definitely."
 
Jeremy Irvine was the first choice for the role of Tobias 'Four' Eaton but he turned it down because he doesn't want to be seen as a teen idol.
 
Filmmakers used the cover name "Catbird" while filming public scenes for the film.
 
In the book, Christina is the first to take possession of the flag saying to Tris "You're already the hero of the day." In the movie, Tris grabs the flag first but Christina quickly joins her in holding it, and then Christina carries the flag as they walk back.
  
Initially, the budget of the film was $40 million but Lionsgate later increased it to $80 million due to the success of The Hunger Games.
  
Lucas Till, Jack Reynor, Jeremy Irvine, Alex Pettyfer, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Ludwig and Luke Bracey were considered for the lead roles.
  
Aaron Eckhart was originally cast as Andrew Prior, but dropped out before filming began. Tony Goldwyn was later cast.
  
Tris is aged 16 and is played by Shailene Woodly who is 23. Four is 18 in the book but played by Theo James who is 30.
  
In the book, a character named Uriah makes many appearances and he also has a brother named Zeke, but in the movie neither of them makes any appearances.
 
Instead of tris seeing her mom secretly, in the book there is day where you can see you family called visiting day. That is where tris saw her mom
  
This is the first film where Shailene Woodley & Ansol Elgort star together. The first could of been Carrie if Woodley didn't turn down the part of Carrie White. Elgort played the Tommy Ross the potential love interest in the film. A year later they both cast in Divergent.
 
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (sister and brother in the film) were meant to have a sex scene but it was cut due to it being too incestuous   

Cameo 

Veronica Roth:  The author of Divergent makes a cameo as one of the Dauntless faction members during the zip lining scene.   

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
A scene from the book in which Edward is stabbed with a butter knife in the eye by Peter, was filmed but cut due to it being determined too violent for the film which would've received an R-rating with the scene included.
  
Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) practiced their kiss off screen to make it as passionate as possible during filming.
  
Body Count 28.


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