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1st footage of Shailene Woodley kicking sci-fi ass in Divergent

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Aug 23, 2013

We’ve been wondering which new, young adult sci-fi series could unseat The Hunger Games from atop the box office — and the first footage from Divergent shows it’ll be trying its hardest.

With the first trailer expected to hit in the coming days, the studio has released a teaser clip showing off the first official footage from the film. So how does it look? Not surprisingly, very Hunger Games-esque. In a (mostly) good way.

The film stars up-and-comer Shailene Woodley, and if it proves to be a monster hit, it could make Marc Webb regret dropping her from Amazing Spider-Man 2. The storyline follows a teen (Woodley) living in a dystopian future where humanity has broken into manageable factions. But Woodley’s character turns out to be “Divergent,” meaning she can’t be controlled by any one group. Cue the action, intrigue and sexiness.

Folks seem to think Woodley is poised to be a star of the Jennifer Lawrence variety, though we likely won’t know for sure until this one opens on March 21, 2014. Until then, check out the teaser and let us know what you think.

(Via Cinema Blend)

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