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Theo James in ‘Divergent’: First Look Photo

First look photo of Theo James in “Divergent”

Greek-Brit Theo James stars in the upcoming Lionsgate fantasy drama “Divergent,” and the studio just released a still of the actor in which he plays the role of “Four” in the film.

Based on the best-selling young adult novel from author Veronica Roth, “Divergent” is the first in a trilogy series. Drawing comparisons to “The Hunger Games,” the story is set in a futuristic dystopia and revolves around a teenager, Beatrice “Tris” Prior (played by Shailene Woodley of “The Descendants”), who seeks to break free from her homogeneous society that divides people based on human traits. Leaving her faction and joining a rival group, she falls for an older man, Four.

Prior to “Divergent,” James starred in “Underworld: Awakening,” “The Inbetweeners Movie,” which was set in Greece, and appeared as a Turkish diplomat in “Downton Abbey.” Born Theodore Peter James Kenneth Taptiklis in England, the 28-year-old actor has Greek roots on his paternal side.

“Divergent” is scheduled for theatrical release on March 21, 2014. Directed by Neil Burger (“The Lucky Ones,” “The Illusionist”), the film also stars Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz and Miles Teller.

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