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'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago

Get ready to welcome the stars of “Divergent” back to Chicago.

Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort are scheduled to attend the Chicago red carpet premiere of “Divergent” March 4 at Showplace Icon movie theater in the South Loop neighborhood. Northwestern alum Veronica Roth, who wrote the book the film is based on, will also be on hand.

The red carpet is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and the screening will take place at 8 p.m. For tickets to the screening, email divergentchi@gmail.com.

“Divergent” – which hits theaters March 21 -- filmed in Chicago from April to July last year (I took the video above when the cast first arrived in Chicago. Sorry for the subpar editing. And while I’m at it, sorry for the scary beard). Filming took place at Navy Pier, the field at 600 S. Wells Street in the South Loop and Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West Side, among other places.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the film’s sequel, “Insurgent,” will film in Chicago and Atlanta. "Insurgent" is expected to arrive in theaters March 20, 2015.

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