'Divergent' to hold casting call for extras


Actors Shailene Woodley and Ezra Miller receive the Trophee Chopard, which recognizes rising young talent. The trophies were presented by Sean Penn. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images / May 18, 2012)

Atmosphere Casting is looking for extras and background players for the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s sci-fi novel “Divergent,” which will film in Chicago from April through July and star Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants").

Costume fittings will begin as early as this month. The agency is looking for people with military, weapons or martial arts training as well as stunt or stage combat training.

Also: People with a hippie or bohemian look (and long hair), visible tattoos or piercings, and also those who posses a so-called “rural farm hand look."  

The open casting call will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cinespace Chicago Studios, 2602 W. 16th St. Go to atmospherecastingchicago.com for more information.