With production on the young adult adaptation Divergent entering into its third month, Summit Entertainment has released a first look photo of Theo James as Tobias Eaton, a.k.a Four. This character is one of the Dauntless faction leaders Veronica Roth's novel, set within a society where teenagers must choose one of five groups to live the rest of their lives in. Check it out, and then read on for more details about Four from Theo James and director Neil Burger.
In the novel, teenagers must choose between the Amity (peaceful), Abnegation (selfless), Candor (honest), Erudite (intelligent), and Dauntless (brave) factions, but there are those known as Divergents, who don't fit into any one of these particular groups. Shailene Woodley stars as Tris Prior, who chooses the Dauntless group before realizing that she is a Divergent, and what that really means. Theo James explains that this photo was taken during an early scene where new Dauntless members are starting their training.
"I've introduced them to this world and they're still in the beginning stages of training. At this stage you don't really know what Four is all about."
"They didn't know he was playing Four, they thought he was our stunt coordinator. He put them through it."
Theo James explained that this actually worked out to his advantage, in setting the right tone for these sequences.