Everything you need to know about ‘Divergent’ filming in Chicago (Open Thread)

The highly anticipated movie Divergent is expected to begin filming in Chicago on April 1st so we thought it would be a good time to recap what we know about the shoot so far and set up a post where fans can discuss the latest.

– Movie is based on Veronica Roth’s young adult novel about a teenage girl living in a dystopian Chicago.

Shailene Woodley will play the lead character Tris.

Theo James will play Four.

– The shoot will last 60 days.

– Possible filming locations include Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier’s Ferris Wheel.

Divergent will be based at Cinespace studios.

– The working title for the film is Catbird.

– The movie’s production company is Summit Entertainment.

Atmosphere Casting is handling extras casting in Chicago. You can find out more on Facebook. Their latest casting call is looking for people with Police or Military Infantry/combat training.

We’re hoping fans will be able to use the comments section of this post to share information about where and when Divergent is filming. If you spot Divergent filming, share your scoop, pics, and reports in the comments below, in our forum, or with us directly via email at olv@onlocationvacations.com!



  1. *Packs
    *Books Flight to Chicago
    *Finds apartment
    Husband: Where are you?
    ME: Um, in Chicago getting trained hand-to-hand combat and learning to shoot at the firing range…
    Husband: Why?
    ME: Duh, to be a Divergent extra!
    Husband: What??!!

    • Hilarious! I could have written this post as well. In fact, I might be going to Chicago on business soon and am wondering how I can sneak away to go in search of the ferris wheel…and Four, of course!

  2. In case you’ve missed it, they are building a set at 600 S Wells St


    And today they are at 2400 S Michigan Ave in Chicago.

    Here’s a pic via Twitter:

    @olv #Divergent is set up on Michigan Ave #Chicago: RT @TrulyDauntless Here’s where they are pic.twitter.com/VPmEnXJ85P


  3. Does anyone know when theyre filming the ferris wheel scene?? i want to go but i dont want to just wander around not knowing when

  4. Atmosphere Casting has parted ways with “Divergent” and will no longer be doing the extras casting for them.

  5. They are filming in the building I work at all this week (June 17 – 22). 1500 S. Western Ave. They filmed here once before.


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