Kate Winslet Joins Violent Teen Thriller ‘Divergent’

Kate Winslet

Though Summit and Neil Burger’s Divergent is still on the lookout for its male lead to pair with Shailene Woodley, it may have found a major co-star for her with Titanic‘s Kate Winslet, pictured, in talks to join the movie, Variety reports.

Summit is eyeing a film trilogy; it acquired the Veronica Roth novel in March 2011, shortly after which Burger beat out a slew of helmers to land the coveted gig. The story has a futuristic, Hunger Games-like teen-on-teen violence setting and follows 16-year-old Beatrice Prior, whom Woodley is set to play. It is unknown what part Winslet would play in the film.

Burger will helm, with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher producing through their Red Wagon banner. Evan Daugherty will pen the script with Burger also helping develop.

Pic is set to bow March 21, 2014.