Film adaptation

Summit Entertainment bought the rights to film an adaptation of the novel in 2011.[36] Summit recruited Neil Burger to direct.[37] Initially, Summit gave the film a budget of $40 million,[38] but Lionsgate later increased it to $80 million (which finally changed to $85 million) due to the success of The Hunger Games.[39]

Shailene Woodley was chosen to star as Beatrice "Tris" Prior.[40] The role of Tobias "Four" Eaton eventually went to Theo James after an extensive search.[40] Kate Winslet was signed as Jeanine Matthews.[41] Also recruited into the cast were Maggie Q as Tori, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, Ansel Elgort as Caleb, Miles Teller as Peter, Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior, Tony Goldwyn as Andrew Prior, and Jai Courtney as Eric.[41][42]

Filming began in Chicago on April 16, 2013 and concluded on July 16, 2013, with nearly all filming taking place in Chicago.[43][44][45] The film was released March 21, 2014, earning $150,947,895 in North America, and $137,228,004 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $288,175,899.[46] The critic aggregating sites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic both noted the films mixed reviews.[47][48] However, audience surveyor CinemaScore showed that audiences were very receptive to the film.[49]

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