First trailer for ‘Divergent’ starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet – watch

Forthcoming sci-fi film is being hyped as a rival to 'The Hunger Games'

The first trailer for Divergent, the forthcoming sci-fi film starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, is now online. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The film is based on a novel of the same by Veronica Roth that’s drawn comparisons to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, and it’s clear from the trailer that Divergent is targeting a similar audience to the hit franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence. To that end, the trailer premiered during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (August 26).

Divergent is set in a futuristic version of Chicago where citizens are divided into five factions based on their personality types: the Selfless, the Honest, the Brave, the Intelligent and the Peaceful.

However, Woodley’s character Tris is informed that she is “Divergent” – a person who doesn’t fit into any faction – and uncovers a plan to wipe out anyone like her who doesn’t suit the system.

Winslet plays the film’s main villain, a high IQ leader on a mission to wipe out the Divergents, and the ensemble cast also includes Jai Courtney, Maggie Q, Ashley Judd and Bedlam‘s Theo James. Divergent, directed by Neil Burger (Limitless), is set to open in UK and US cinemas on March 21, 2014.