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Divergent cast's parties broken up by cops

March 22nd, 2014 4:20pm EDT
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The 'Divergent' cast partied non-stop during filming.
The stars of the year's most-anticipated teen thriller - who include Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz and Miles Teller - got on so well that sleep-deprived neighbours had to call the cops on several occasions to break up their raucous post-filming gatherings in downtown Chicago.
Shailene said at a Cinema Society screening: "There was a lot of partying, and I think the cops did get called a few times. When you work long hours you want to hang out on Friday night and be loud, it's not really fair to the people next door when they'...

Pregnant Kate Winslet banned from performing movie stunts

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Kate Winslet
Director Neil Burger banned Kate Winslet from performing too many of her own stunts on the set of sci-fi movie Divergent, because he feared the then-pregnant actress would hurt herself.

The Titanic beauty was determined not to let her impending motherhood disrupt filming on the first big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling novel, but Burger refused to allow her to continue after watching nervously as she tumbled during early shoots.

Author Roth tells, "It's pretty funny because she was pregnant when we were shooting, but she wanted to do her own stunt falls. She di...

Kate Winslet did Divergent stunts while pregnant

March 19th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet did her own 'Divergent' stunts while pregnant.
The actress - who gave birth to a son, Bear Blaze, three months ago - was so hands-on during filming for the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling teen triology that she refused to have a stunt double on set until director Neil Burger put his foot down.
Speaking at the US premiere of 'Divergent', Veronica told People magazine: "It's pretty funny because she was pregnant when we were shooting, but she wanted to do her own stunt falls.
"She did a couple. She's you know, very careful about it, and the...

Shailene Woodley and Theo James have chemistry

March 14th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley and Theo James are "attracted" to each other.
The pair play Beatrice 'Tris' Prior and Tobias 'Four' Eaton respectively in forthcoming sci-fi action flick 'Divergent', where they share a "hot and intense" screen romance, and director Neil Burger admits he was inclined to cast them after witnessing their instant chemistry during auditions.
He told Total Film magazine: "They really had a connection so I was confident we would get it. They're both kinda attracted to each other! And I think people are going to be excited about their relationship in the movie, there's real frict...

Review: Drugs Can Turn Life Around in Burger's 'Limitless'

March 18th, 2011 10:10am EDT
In weighty films like “Requiem for a Dream” and “Trainspotting,” Hollywood has shown audiences the dark consequences of addiction and the depths that people will sink to when they’re seeking a fix. Drug use causes life to spiral out of control for the characters in these stories, until they hit rock bottom.

However director Neil Burger’s tale “Limitless,” an adaptation of the Alan Glynn novel The Dark Fields, presents an alternate world, where a pill can completely turn your life around. The result is a substance far more addicting with equally dangerous consequences.

Things couldn’t g...

Q&A: Leslie Dixon And Neil Burger Talk 'Limitless,' Creative Processes, And Shooting In NYC

March 17th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Screenwriter Leslie Dixon is known best for her comedic writing in films like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Overboard,” but when she read Alan Glynn’s thrilling novel The Dark Fields, she was captivated by the story of Eddie Morra, a down-and-out writer who takes a miracle drug which allows him to reach his true potential. Eddie quickly rises into the world of the rich and famous, but he captures the attention of a shadowy group that will stop at nothing to keep this secret to success under wraps.

After acquiring the rights to adapt Glynn’s book herself, Dixon sold her screenplay to Relativity M...

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