Divergent Casting Scoop: Ashley Judd As...

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Ashley Judd has joined the cast of Divergent.

The actress, who only just confirmed she will NOT be running for Kentucky Senate, will star in the wildly anticipated movie as Natalie Prior, the mother of Shailene Woodley's main character.

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Production on Divergent - which opens on March 21, 2014 - got underway this week.

It's based on a bestselling novel and tells the tale of a female teenager who rebels against a society that divides people based on their traits.

Aaron Eckhart is reportedly on board as Judd’s onscreen husband Andrew, while Ansel Elgort is confirmed to play son Caleb.

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Divergent Quotes

Beatrice 'Tris' Prior: Can I ask you something?
Four: Sure.
Beatrice 'Tris' Prior: What's your tattoo?
Four: You want to see it?
Beatrice 'Tris' Prior: [nods and Four takes off his shirt] Its amazing. The factions. Why do you have all of them?
Four: I don't want to be just one thing. I can't be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest and kind. Well, I'm still working on kind.

Don't try and define me.

Beatrice 'Tris' Prior

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Divergent arrives on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download after its triumphant ($400 million gross) run in theaters. Veronica Roth’s...

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