First Chicago filming location for ‘Divergent’ revealed

The highly anticipated movie Divergent is scheduled to begin filming in Chicago on Monday, April 1st and now we have some information about one of the film’s first filming locations.

As you can see in the notice above, there will be an informational meeting held on Monday for residents near 600 S Wells St in Chicago, a vacant property that will be used in the movie Catbird (Divergent’s working title). Though it doesn’t give an exact date for filming on the flyer, we expect shooting at this location will take place next week.

The movie is based on Veronica Roth’s young adult novel about a teenage girl living in a dystopian Chicago.  Shailene Woodley stars as lead character Tris and Theo James stars as Four.

Find out everything you need to know about the movie here. If you spot them filming, let us know about it at!

Thanks to Matthew M for the info!


  1. Divergent aka “Catbird” will begin filming in the first week of April will film through the middle of July. Dates and locations will be coming soon. Jupiter Rising, directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, will being filming at the end of June and will film through August.

  2. They are suppose to be at this location for a couple weeks, including set up and shooting. The stars are arriving too
    Get ready: Actors Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort traveled to Chicago March 25 to prepare for the filming of futuristic sci-fi film “Divergent,” they said on their Twitter feeds. Teller’s agent, Tracy Brennan, tweeted that the actors took part in a table read that day. “Divergent” is expected to begin filming this month on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West Side.


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