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The actor who played Cato in The Hunger Games film in March of this year says he’s had meetings to play the lead male role in Divergent.

Alexander Ludwig tweeted the following on Friday night:


The character Four is the love interest of Tris, who we learned earlier this week will likely be played by Shainlene Woodley. Four is the instructor of the transfer initiates.

Actors don’t normally share that they’ve had talks about starring in films until deals are signed, so we think Ludwig may’ve wanted to cause some waves by sending out a tease. He could’ve felt particularly motivated to share the information after seeing Woodley’s casting. If he received the role, it’d be a big boon to his career.

Divergent is based on the book of the same name by Veronica Roth. It is the first in a series – the second book is titled Insurgent. A third book is in the works but does not yet have a release date. The film is being developed by Summit/Lionsgate, who also owns The Hunger Games.

The story follows Tris, who lives in a future Chicago that is separated in five factions in order to stabilize society. At age 16 each citizen must choose a permanent faction. For Tris things don’t go as planned and she has to survive an aggressive and physically demanding initiation. Beatrice Prior must uncover her true hidden strengths and risk her family, her newfound love, and her very own life to defuse a mysterious conspiracy which could change the balance of power forever.

Divergent hits theaters March 21, 2014.

  • Nicola

    No.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

    He would be perfect! He has his body. his looks, and his attitude.

    • Ashlee

      Glad you feel the same way :3

  • lorepottter

    Nope. not at all, i dont have problem with Shailenne, but this one, yes

  • Lucija

    Yes.

  • Alex

    It’s getting worse and worse…
    Movie will probably suck.
    What a shame…

  • Caitlyn

    Okay he was good in the hunger games. yes, he is sexy, but noooooo this is a horrific casting if he gets the part. :(

  • Jamie

    Absolutely NOT!

  • laura

    No, no, no, no, no, NO. Please Summit/Lionsgate!

  • Ashlee

    YES.

  • Ashlee

    oh my god. I LOVE HIM AND YES YESYES YES YES

  • bethanny23

    Oh god please no. He was good in The Hunger Games, but if he’s cast as Four I’m not so sure I could watch Divergent as a movie.
    Im sure I could learn to handle Shaliene Woodley as Tris but him as Four, no way.

  • Emmah

    What on earth is going on in this casting directors mind… They’re idiots.

  • Kelly

    He isn’t Four at all. He’d make a better Caleb, in my opinion.

  • Amanda

    Dye his hair dark brown…but i like him :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    Just curious, why all the nos? No one has really explained why they wouldn’t like him as Four.

    • Crazy-Eight23

      You don’t MIX the fandoms! It’s against the rules of Media-Nature!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

        I would probably agree if he played like Peeta in the Hunger Games and would therefore be a main character in all three movies… but he was a supporting character and only in one movie, plus a villain.

        Also, from most people’s comments, it doesn’t seem like that’s the reason they disagree? (Although nobody really explains so I’m not sure why I get that feeling, lol.)

      • Abosuba

        So, why did Robert Pattinson appeared in Harry Potter and Twilight?

    • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

      if i may be so crude, he seems a bit dim, and a bit cocky. and i’m unsure of his acting ability, especially opposite shalienne woodley (oscar nominated actress). he’s too much of a pretty boy for my own taste.

      • chantal

        Shailene Woodley is NOT an OSCAR NOMINATED ACTRESS!! LOSER!!!

        • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

          oh chantal you’ve cast me into the depths of despair over my honest mistake!

  • Lauren

    No no no, and again, no. He is in no way Four! I can possibly handle Shailene Woodley, but Alexander Ludwig cannot get this. I pretty much only picture him as Cato. So maybe Peter would work since they’re both only out for themselves.

    • Lauren

      Ooh! Or Eric. Basically any of the traitor Dauntless, but I think Four needs to be tanner and have dark hair and dark eyes.

  • http://twitter.com/theaterandi Adele Ivy

    I hate how typecasting people are. This is ridiculous he is one of the only teenage-heartthrob actors who can play more than one character. He’d be an excellent Four. But I don’t think he looks like Four.

  • d3erudite

    Yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!

  • Corin Boswell

    I could see him as Four. I could also see him as Caleb.

  • Karina

    Please no. I love him but no!

  • lauren

    I like Ludwig, I really do but he’s got one of those faces that scream “arrogant” (not his fault obviously). I just don’t think he would be able to correctly portray Four.

  • Lex

    He’s better than the other guys they were looking at but I’m not entirely sure he’d be a very good Four. Shailenne Woodley will make an awful Tris. I think this movie is not going to be very good. I’ll still see it just to say I did but I don’t think it’ll be worth it at all.

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    I would love him and Shailene Woodley as the two leads!

  • Sarah

    Hey, didn’t we all have doubts about Hunger Games casting too?

  • jj

    hahahhahaha, cute, Summit, it’s like you don’t pay attention to what characters look like.

  • Tris Everdeen

    I love Alexander but I think he will make a better peeta but maybe with some hair dye .., actually still no he still should be peeta and not four!

  • Riley Peek

    I’m pretty sure I’d rather have Gilbert Gottfried play Four.

    • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

      omg don’t even joke about that. lol.

  • youfoundme

    No.

  • m

    Interesting. From the comments it appears he has be typecast in people’s minds as the bad boy arrogant type. It’d be nice to see him challenge this stereotype!

  • hpboy13

    I can see it! Now I think about it, he’ll make a good Four. Still iffy on Shailene Woodley though.

  • Julia

    He’s not who I pictured when I read the books but if he’s cast I will still be excited to see how he suits the role. I don’t get all this premature hate. Fandom never learns.

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    Please no. I just don’t think his acting it that good. He was ok in Hunger Games but not good enough to play Four. He doesn’t fit the character of Four and his doesn’t give off the right “vibe”. He looks more like a Caleb to me. Of course, I’ll wait to give my final judgement until the movie comes out (IF he’s cast), but I can’t see him in the part.

  • http://twitter.com/ceilidh_brenzzz Ceilidh Brennan

    As attractive as he is, I do not picture him as Four. I see Four as a smaller male character and Alex is quite big, height and muscle wise. I’m sure whoever they choose will be awesome though!

  • Amanda

    All this drama over an AMAZING actor getting a role that we all know he CAN play. Robbert Pattinson was in Harry Potter as a supporting role and was in Twilight as a main role. If Alexander is cast then I’ll be ecstatic. Its not really mixing the fandoms :/

    • Krystal

      I so agree with you Alex potrayed Cato really good especially the mutt scene what makes all of you people think he will be terrible I think he will be great as Four if he gets casts as Eric then its over I mean imagine a cute guy like Alex with a nose ring and piercings all over his face eeewwew!!! So Four is a pretty good choice for him in my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    i try to keep an open mind on these things, especially before theyre even confirmed, but i really just… can’t. no. not at all.

  • morgen71

    I feel conflicted- he’s a bit too… built for Four to me, but if he gets picked, one: we can’t do anything about it, and try to keep in mind that he was really good in the hunger games, and that’s all that matters, if they’re good actors or not, and not how they look. looks can be changed.

  • Rose

    I don’t want to be rash but I belive cating him as Four would ruin the movie. It’ll make me 100% less excited to see it.

  • Tennis4Life

    OH HELL TO THE NO.

  • http://www.katepawsonstuder.com/ Kate Pawson Studer

    No. Just no.

  • Avey

    If I have to choose between Alex and COlton Haynes, I would definitely go for Alex. Colton, I think, could be a very effective Eric or Peter. He looks like a villain anyway. But based on the rumours coming out, I think he’s got the role. T.T Damn.

    • Alyssa

      Ooooh I definitely think Colton Haynes looks like a Four. I’d be happy with that. :}

  • Susie

    NO no no no no. ALEXANDER DOES NOT FIT FOUR at all. no. I’m going to be very angry if he is casted as four. He doesnt have the look that would fit the books description “…Four quite tall and he has dark short hair and beautiful deep blue eyes.”

  • Alyssa

    I pictured him as Peter D: Drew Roy would be the PERFECT part for Tobias/Four. Four is supposed to have dark hair and dark eyes, I think Alexander kinda has a weird face. He’s cute though, still.

  • suzyJaymes

    I don’t think he has enough charisma to play Four. Also, I don’t think he’s handsome enough. And his voice isn’t what I expected Four to sound like. Ms. Roth wrote that Four’s voice sounds quiet, controlled, & dangerous. This guy’s voice was just aggressive in Hunger Games.

  • Kerry

    needs darker hair and a more mature face in my opinion

  • Micaela

    I think he would be great as Four and people saying no your wrong i imagined him as Four when i was reading the book

  • Shanelle Malik

    No thank you. Max Thieriot all the way. Check out his twitter, he wants the part.

  • divergentgirl

    im the biggest divergent fan there is but count me out if he is casted as four. four is supposed to be mysterious, handsome, intelligent and brave but not cocky, blond, childish and a villain

  • GinnyWeasley002

    No. Just No.
    Oh, please, no!

  • Abigail Sweeney

    no no and NO.

  • Marianna

    NO. He does not look like Tobias/ Four ( physically). Also, i don’t know if he will be able to play a fierce character who is also vulnerable and self-less. I think Alexander would fit more into a villain character…like Peter. I could also picture him as Caleb…but i don’t think he has what it takes to play a genuinely good, brave and selfless character such as Tobias.

  • Tiffany

    he is EXACTLY who i picture playing Four while reading Divergent LOL!~ some may not agree, but thats your problem not mine. I hope he gets the part…the same was said for Robert Pattinson when he was cast in twilight. that he was a good fir for the part and now look at him! people are eating their words for that :)…just something to think about

  • Tiffany

    whoopsi, sorry for all the typos: he is EXACTLY who i picture playing Four while reading Divergent LOL!~
    some may not agree, but thats your problem not mine. I hope he gets the
    part…the same was said for Robert Pattinson when he was cast in
    twilight. that he WASN’T a good fit for the part and now look at him!
    people are eating their words for that :)…just something to think
    about

  • http://www.facebook.com/erika.molina.716 Erika Molina

    no, i totally don’t see him as Tobias (Four). I imagine Four more like Robbie Amell, Drew Roy, or Johnny Pacar

  • Morgan

    He is actually perfect…blues eyes, tall and the same build i imagined :) don’t know what all the hate is about :/

  • Nobody

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

  • Aing

    He’s evil. He tried to kill Peeta!

    What the hell people? He’s a freaking ACTOR. He can play a nice guy. Idiots.

  • Meg

    I don’t like Shailene Woodley for Tris….Tris is supposed to be really petit, and Shailene is 5’8. And I mean, that wouldn’t matter most of the time, but when the other Dauntless hold her over the cavern, when she climbs the ferris wheel, when she fits through small spaces and hides…she needs to be small like in the book. Just my opinion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carla.waluck Carla Autumn Harvest

      I completely agree!!1

  • http://www.facebook.com/carla.waluck Carla Autumn Harvest

    i am not sure that I like either of the actors for these roles……

  • Sophie

    He looks way too snotty to be four. I honestly think Alex Pettyfer would be way better, if we’re going with blondes here.

  • reichelle daraoay

    it didnt matter who will play as Four but I like Saoirse Ronan or dakota fanning as tris but as four, i like it if alex pettyfer or liam hemsworth will act as him

  • Lonsdale_Girl

    to everyone that is saying he is not a good actor, i sincerely ask u to revisit your opinions because he is bloody amazing! he’s one of my favourite actors because of his ability (i dont actually find him THAT attractive). he doesnt fit four (in my opinion, only MY opinion) but i dont think its fair to smash his acting capability or looks..

  • b123g

    You can’t base what he’d be like as Four upon his role in the Hunger Games- It’s called acting! He could totally pull it off. Shailenne Woodley however cannot. She’s such a terrible actor that belongs on her soapy TV shows. Sure Tris starts off as timid but she turns fierce fast and Shailenne is not talented enough to make it work…

  • Dally

    I .. I’m not entirely sure about this one but I wouldn’t mind just because I like to judge them in the movie. His acting in hunger games was great in my opinion and to me acting matters way more than appearances or how much they look like they look like the characters. So we’ll see.

  • whatsoeverhappenswillhappen

    I think that he has the capability to surprise people. Is he a dream cast? No, absolutely not. He has a brute body, and his bone structure is not one of a sensitive romantic. But in the books, he is suppose to be strong, and he is suppose to be able to hide it. I think that Alex could do it.
    Shalienne Woodley, on the other hand could not. She doesn’t display much talent at all. I am a huge fan of the books so I hope that she proves me wrong, but I doubt it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Krisbeh Kris Boss

    No to the physical appearance, no to the potentially too-cocky look on his face… just no.

  • mis.mathews

    Seriously chill out about “NO LUDWIG!” he is a really good actor and yes, he’s blond, shocker. So he can dye his hair. I really want him to play the roal as Tobias/four

  • alex

    i think he’d be a good Eric, you know all malicious looking and all

  • peetabread

    Favourite book series = ruined.

  • Charlie

    This would be like, my dream!!! I love him!! <3 <4

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