Fan Favorite Uriah is Finally Cast for Insurgent
The character is a fan favorite, so many fans were disappointed that he did not appear in the recent "Divergent," especially since the character appeared in the novel version. In the first novel of the "Divergent" series, Uriah and several other Dauntless-born initiates befriend Tris, which does not go over well with her fellow transfer initiates. This entire plotline was cut from the film, presumably for the sake of a reasonable running time. In the novel "Insurgent," (spoilers!) Tris discovers that he is also Divergent, and that he is complicit in a plan to spy on the evil Erudite.
The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, and Naomi Watts, and opens on March 20, 2015. For those of you who are wondering whether the next movie will achieve more than "Divergent"'s guilty fun, the book jacket of the novel "Insurgent" describes Tris as "grappling with the haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love." Oh lord. How charmingly specific.