The stars of “Divergent” can breathe a sigh of relief, now that young adult novel’s original author has had her say.
Veronica Roth, who is responsible for the source material on which the film is based, had nothing but compliments for the team behind the big-screen adaptation.
Though she had no say in the casting or other elements for the movie, Roth had high praise for the two leads in an official Tumblr post.
“[S]ince Tris is very much the anchor of the series, and four is of particular interest to many of you, I feel like I should say that Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four are everything I hoped for (or maybe more than I dared to hope for),” she wrote.
The writer also praised the direction of the film, noting the beautiful shots of Chicago, where the film is set in the near future.
Roth was careful to avoid spoilers for the film, which bows on March 21, but you can read her full review of “Divergent” here.