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The Divergent sequel Insurgent will begin filming in Chicago this May, according to the production company.

Red Wagon Entertainment made note of the planned start date when announcing a new VP of film and TV earlier this week.

The news aligns with recent reports that Summit was aiming to begin filming in the spring to meet the March 20, 2015 release date they’ve already set for Insurgent.

The start of production may be a bit tricky for stars Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Ansel Elgort (Caleb) who will have to promote their roles in The Fault in Our Stars around that same time, because the book to film adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel hits theaters June 6, 2014.

Insurgent already has a screenwriter working on the script, but it does not have a director. Neil Burger decided to not return for film two because he’s too busy finishing up Divergent.

Summit has also set a release date for the third (and final) film Allegiant: March 18, 2016. The source material hit store shelves in 2013.

Meanwhile, the first film in the Divergent trilogy starring Woodley, Theo James (Four), and Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews) is set for release this March 21. The final trailer was released earlier this week.

The dystopian series is based on the books of the same names by author Veronica Roth. All three books have consistently floated atop best-selling books lists in recent months, indicating that there’s a lot of anticipation for the movie adaptations thanks to good word of mouth and a hunger for another big franchise.

-Source: Hypable.com

4. Ansel Elgort, “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Divergent”
We can pretty much guarantee that newcomer Ansel Elgort is going to make you cry this year. Not so much via his performance in “Divergent,” but in the weepy teen cancer romance “The Fault in Our Stars.”

-Source: Yahoo.com

The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:

Ansel Elgort | Actor

Before Ansel Elgort was cast in two of next year’s most highly anticipated movies, he had 900 followers on Instagram. Now — just months after shooting the dystopian action flick “Divergent” and the cancer love story “The Fault in Our Stars” — he’s up to more than 117,000.

Both films are adaptations of bestselling young-adult novels, and if fans of the books turn up at theaters in droves, Elgort is primed to become the next big teen heartthrob. In a way, though, the 19-year-old has been readying himself for the spotlight for years. Growing up in Manhattan, he performed the Nutcracker with the New York City Ballet and attended LaGuardia High School — the performing arts school that 1980’s “Fame” was based on. His parents were also in the arts: His mother is opera director Grethe Holby and his father, Arthur Elgort, shot photographs for Vogue.

Did your parents’ professions influence your decision to be an actor?
It was monumental that they were in the arts. My dad was always taking photos of us at home, and even on set — he’d bring us along and stick us in the photos in the background. It was almost the beginning of acting for me, like, “Hey, you go over there and play basketball in the background, and don’t even think about the camera.”

In “Divergent,” you play the brother of Shailene Woodley’s character. In “The Fault in Our Stars,” you’re her lover. Have you two become really close?
I think she had a lot to do with me getting the part in “Fault.” We were actually in the middle of “Divergent” when I auditioned, and she already had the part. So after our chemistry read, we were back on the “Divergent” set and she actually said, “Ansel, your audition was the best.” And she sort of lobbied for me, I think.

Once you got the part, what kind of research did you do to play a cancer patient?
What I wanted to know is what my character would have heard from the doctors — what it would have been like to lose a leg, or how to make a decision to travel somewhere for treatment. We also had a lot of kids on set who were real cancer survivors, and they were so excited and nice. No one was like, “You don’t really have cancer.” There were no hard feelings.

How do you think you’ll handle the attention that might be coming your way in the next few months?
I live in Brooklyn, and I’m going to do everything in my power to remain normal and keep my life as it is. I like to go to the rock climbing wall. And I do this thing called Warhammer, where I paint miniature [figurines]. They’re like a very small army of soldiers that you use in a game. Kind of like in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” I also produce house music and DJ under the name Ansolo.

How do you get into clubs to DJ if you’re underage?
You can DJ at 18 in clubs. I’ve DJed at [the nightclub] Pacha, and they walk me over to the booth, and at the end of the night, they just escort me out.

-Source: LA Times

Great news for Ansel!

Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography has commenced on Men, Women & Children, from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman (upcoming Labor Day, Young Adult, Up in the Air). The film stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson. The film is shooting in and around Austin, Texas.

Men, Women & Children is based on Chad Kultgen’s novel of the same name with Reitman directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe). He is producing the feature with his partner Helen Estabrook through their Right of Way Films banner. Michael Beugg (Up in the Air, Little Miss Sunshine) and Mason Novick (Bad Words, Juno) will serve as executive producers.

The young ensemble cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort, Katherine Hughes, Elena Kampouris and Travis Tope.

Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.

Narrated by Emma Thompson, the film’s ensemble cast features Sandler and DeWitt as Don and Rachel Truby, and Tope as their son Chris. Garner stars as Patricia Beltmeyer with Dever as her daughter Brandy. Greer is Joan Clint and Crocicchia is daughter Hannah. Norris plays Kent Mooney with Elgort playing his son Tim. Hughes and Kampouris play cheerleaders Brooke Benton and Allison Doss, respectively, and Chalamet is football player Danny Vance.

Rounding out the cast are David Denman, Jason Douglas, Dennis Haysbert, Shane Lynch, Will Peltz and J.K. Simmons.
-Source: ComingSoon.net

The re-imagining of Carrie took Halloween this year, with it being the only horror movie out the entire month. Grossing nearly $62 million worldwide, the movie easily earned back its $30 million production budget.

Now on January 14th you can own the most recent adaptation of the horror classic on Blu-ray and DVD, and on Digital Download January 3rd.

Directed by Kimberly Peirce, Carrie stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde and Portia Doubleday. The film has been branded as a reimagining of the classic Stephen King tale.

Check out the features below, which include a brand new alternate ending (only available on the Blu-ray).

Carrie Blu-ray Special Features:

● Feature Film With Alternate Ending
● “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
● Deleted/Extended Scenes with Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
● Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
● The Power of Telekinesis
● Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
● Theatrical Trailer

Carrie DVD Special Features:

● “Bringing Back Carrie” Featurette
● Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
● Theatrical Trailer

-Source: GotchaMovies.com

The highly anticipated adaptation of John Green’s beloved novel The Fault in Our Stars will be released in theaters on June 6, 2014. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe.

Per Box Office Mojo, Fox will release director Josh Boone’s adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars in theaters on June 6, 2014, giving it a prime summer release date. The pic is currently slated to open against the Tom Cruise sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow. The emotional story is told from the point of view of Hazel, a young cancer patient who strikes up a relationship with another cancer-striken teen named Gus in a support group. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are set in the lead roles, with a supporting cast that includes Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, and Mike Birbiglia.

Source: Collider.com

“The Fault in Our Stars” has begun production in Pittsburgh, and it’s one of the fastest page-to-screen adaptations in recent movie history. Award-winning author John Green’s runaway critical and commercial success (it topped dozens of Best of 2012 lists) was published in January 2012, and the film is scheduled to hit theaters next year. There’s a lot riding on getting this brilliant young adult novel right, because unlike the trendy genre fare, this is a story about teens falling in love while dealing with very real and unthinkable issues — terminal cancer prognoses — and there’s nary a vampire, werewolf or dystopian government in sight.

“The Fault in Our Stars,” unlike some books-to-movies that the audience may not even realize are adaptations until the credits roll, is one of those best-selling, zeitgeist-capturing works like “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games,” and yes, even that little vampire phenomenon “Twilight,” that are so embedded in readers’ minds that every casting decision is met with cries of disapproval or skepticism — at least until the author chimes in with his/her approval.

That kind of endorsement is exactly what Green felt compelled to do after it was confirmed that Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort would play Hazel Grace and Augustus, the central characters in the adaptation, and his Twitter followers responded with cries of “no way, not them.”

Why Ansel Elgort is Perfect
Weber also spoke highly of Elgort playing Augustus — who is hot and funny and ridiculously smart. Elgort, 19, is a relative newcomer to Hollywood, but he graduated from New York’s prestigious LaGuardia School for the Performing Arts, had a starring role in an Off-Broadway show, and will win over any skeptics after appearing in both “Divergent” and “Carrie.”

“Ansel Elgort is not well known, but I promise America that he is going to rock Augustus,” Weber said. “He’s a brilliant young actor. And his chemistry with Shailene is just remarkable. He’s got that ‘Gus’ special quality.”

As for any awkwardness about the two playing brother and sister in the “Divergent” series and then teen lovers in “FiOS,” Weber reminds readers that if anything, their experience on “Divergent” has been like an extended rehearsal period for their tear-jerker romance.

“I think it speaks to their abilities as serious actors that they can go from brother and sister to this,” Weber said. “As actors who respect each other, they developed a rapport on that set that I know will translate over. Their chemistry is just so, so good.”

Elgort admitted to MTV News that the friendship he formed with Woodley on the Chicago “Divergent” set gave him a good in for landing the role.

“I’m sure it helped … We already were becoming best friends throughout [‘Divergent’], and then I tested in L.A. with her for that, and just the chemistry was perfect, and we’re both so excited to do it.”

Best of friends playing life-changing first loves? Hazel Grace and Augustus would approve. Okay? Okay.

-Source: Moviefone.com

I had the chance to chat with Ansel Elgort, who plays Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars, Tommy in Carrie, and Caleb Prior in Divergent! We mostly touched on preparations for playing Gus, which he shot his first day of…today! So this is a fun way to commemorate the exciting first day of filming. I also got five random facts about him, and he told me about what he has to change about himself, or add to himself, to play Augustus. Yes, this is my favorite book and most anticipated film…so I was a little bit excited and had a bit of trouble hiding my inner fangirl when I’m normally so good at that! Hope you enjoy!

On what he adds to his personality to become Augustus:
I think Gus is a little less grounded than me. I think he’s a little more insecure, and he sort of shrouds it in this sense of confidence that he doesn’t really have. That’s what gives him the ability later on in the story to break down and really have that vulnerability. Honestly [laughs] I’m probably that vulnerable too! But, I like to pretend that I know I’m a strong guy.

On if anything has been added for Caleb in Divergent that isn’t in the books:
In the book, his scenes are brushed over and are really about Tris. There are some that you see more of Caleb, and you see more of his arc. As an actor, I was just there doing it. Whether or not they cut it together so it shows my arc, who knows! But definitely, playing it out in the scenes, made it a better character and a better arc than I thought it would be.

-Source: PageToPremiere.com

Ansel Elgort and Jamie Campbell Bower are handsome guys for Seventeen magazine‘s Hot Guys of Fall feature for the September 2013 issue.

Here is what the guys had to share with the mag:

Ansel on working with Chloe Moretz and Shailene Woodley: “Chloe is very sweet. We became really close during Carrie because we’re similar in age. And Shailene is a super generous person. She’d very idealistic and not a conformist at all.”

For more on the Hot Guys of Fall, visit Seventeen.com and pick up the September issue of the mag, on newsstands now.

-Source: JustJared.com

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