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Final ‘Divergent’ Movie to Skip Theaters for TV Movie and Spinoff Series

Bad news about Ascendant. Shailene has yet to signup for the new made for television movie as her contract (and everyone else in the cast) was for a theatrical release. More news to come.

THE WRAP – Lionsgate is no longer planning to release the final “Divergent” film in theaters, TheWrap has learned.

The finale, “The Divergent Series: Ascendant,” will now come out as a television movie, an individual familiar with the situation said. A spinoff series also in the works.

The deal is in the early talks phase as the studio wants the young-adult book series adaptation to finish on the small screen.

The television movie finale would be followed by a standalone television series, to be produced by the studio’s television group.

Lionsgate has not yet taken the project out to networks, but presumably their new acquisition — Starz — would get first right of refusal.

The film, which is listed as in pre-production on IMDb, has not been shot yet and it’s not yet clear whether previously announced returning cast Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and more will stay on.

The theatrical release date had been set for June 9, 2017.

The dystopian young-adult genre has slipped significantly in box office heat in recent years. “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” the third film in Lionsgate’s once-hot “Divergent” franchise, made only $66.2 million domestically. It opened to only $29 million, significantly less than its predecessors, both of which opened in the mid-$50 million range.

Other recent attempts to launch new YA franchises like “The Giver” and “The 5th Wave” have sputtered at the box office, and interest in existing series like “The Maze Runner” and “Divergent” seems to have tapered off.

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‘Snowden’ to Get European Premiere at San Sebastian Festival

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the NSA whistleblower in the biopic, which also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo and Nicolas Cage and will screen in an out-of-competition slot.

Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the NSA whistleblower, will get its European premiere at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.

The film will screen in the Spanish festival’s official selection in an out-of-competition slot. The cast also includes Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, Divergent), Melissa Leo and Nicolas Cage.

It will be Stone’s seventh visit to the festival, but the first time one of his films has been included in the official selection. In 1986, he brought Salvador to the event for a screening that marked the first at the big Velodrome, where he later also showed Natural Born Killers (1994) and World Trade Center (2006). His films Talk Radio (1989), Looking for Fidel (2004), Alexander: The Ultimate Cut and The Untold History of the United States (2013) were also all screened at the festival. In 2012, Stone received the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at the festival.

Snowden, shot in Germany, the U.S., China and Russia, is a Sacha Inc./KrautPack Entertainment production. Open Road will release it in the United States on Sept. 16. Wild Bunch is responsible for international distribution.

San Sebastian will unveil more titles for its official selection in the coming weeks. The festival runs Sept. 16-Sept. 24.

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Filed in Appearances Photo Updates
22nd ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards

Over a 100 high-quality photos of Shailene attending ELLE’s Women in Hollywood Awards (October 19) have been added to the gallery!

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New Owner & New Look!

Hey everyone, my name is Renee and I’m the new owner of Simply Shailene Woodley. I’d like to thank Alexa for letting me take over the site, Shailene is one of my favourite actresses and it’s gonna be a pleasure to run a fansite for her!

I have quite a bit to update the site with over the next few weeks, but for now I’ve put up some gorgeous new themes designed by my super talented friend Nicole! I hope you like them as much as I do.

Filed in Projects Snowden Videos
‘Snowden’ Teaser Trailer

The first teaser for Snowden has been released, and although it features no footage from the film, hopefully we’ll it means that a theatrical trailer will be coming sooner rather than later. I would also like to apologize for the lack of updates of late–news has been slow and unfortunately I am unable to post on set photos from Allegiant. I do have a few things planned for our third anniversary of being online, however-so stay tuned for those!

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Filed in Appearances Awards and Nominations Photo Updates
2015 MTV Movie Awards

With huge thanks to my friend Gabby, I’ve uploaded over 700 photos of Shailene attending the MTV Movie Awards last Sunday (April 12). There is no doubt that Shai was the star of the show, taking home three awards including Best Female Performance for her incredible work in The Fault in Our Stars, Best Kiss (also for TFiOS and shared with Ansel Elgort), and also the Trailblazer Award, which was presented to her by Miles Teller. Many congratulations to her, and apologies, once again for my lateness in adding these photos!