'Divergent': Jai Courtney signs on as Eric

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The Divergent cast continues to fill out as Jai Courtney — whom you may recognize from A Good Day to Die Hard has signed on to play Eric, a former Erudite transfer who is the slightly sadistic leader of the Dauntless faction. He’s described in the book as having gray eyes, several piercings, and long dark hair in dread-locks.

Neil Burger’s (Limitless) film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s 2011 YA thriller has been attracting quite a bit of talent. Shailene Woodley will be playing fierce heroine Beatrice Prior, and Kate Winslet will reportedly play the cunning antagonist Jeanine Matthews. In supporting roles, Zoe Kravitz (who we totally had on our wish list!) will play Christina; Maggie Q has signed on for Dauntless ally, Tori; and Ansel Elgort as Tris’s brother, Caleb.

All we need now is to find out who is playing Tris’s love interest, the mysterious Four… Many actors have been in to read for the role (including Alex Pettyfer, Jeremy Irvine, and Lucas Till) but Summit Entertainment has yet to announce who their man is. Guesses? Let us know…

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