(NEW YORK) Before Divergent kicked some serious box office tail over the weekend, raking in $56 million, The Cinema Society and Marie Claire held a screening at the Hearst Tower on Thursday for a crowd of NYC VIP’s. The evening, starting at a later than normal 8 p.m., brought out the film’s stars Shailene Woodley (the next big thing and the current Marie Claire cover gal), Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Amy Newbold, as well as director Neil Burger, and the author of the best selling book the film is based on, Veronica Roth. In case you missed it over the weekend, Divergent is an action packed adventure set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Woodley’s character finds out early on that she’s Divergent and will never fit into any one group. You know the type. Problem is, Kate Winslet’s character wants to get rid of all Divergents so she and her new buddy…We won’t ruin it for you.
Who did fit into the screening? Zosia Mamet, Dana Delany, Judd Hirsch, Lindsay Ellingson, David Lauren avec Lauren Bush Lauren, Olivier Theyskens, Christian Siriano, June Ambrose, Garrett Neff, Cory Bond, Bekah Jenkins, Alex Lundqvist, Frederique Van Der Wal, Amy Fine Collins, Shanina Shaik, Amy Sacco, Daniel Benedict, and Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider. After the flick, guests carried on to haute new spot The Wayfarer on 57th Street for cocktails and nibbles. It seemed everyone wanted to get a glimpse (and a snap) of rising star Woodley. She’s got the goods.