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'Divergent': First Trailer Debuts During MTV VMAs Pre-Show (Video)

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Shailene Woodley is Tris Prior in the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling YA book.

After much anticipation, the first official trailer for Summit's Divergent has arrived.

The footage debuted during MTV's Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday with an introduction from stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James.

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The whirlwind trailer takes viewers into the dystopian world -- in which society is separated into five factions -- created by bestselling YA author Veronica Roth. Woodley stars as 16-year-old Tris Prior, who leaves the comfort of her family life behind to pursue a new world of thrills in the Dauntless faction. Kate Winslet also star. In the trailer, viewers see Tris as she learns that she is a divergent and begins her intitiation into Dauntless.

Divergent, the first in a planned franchise, is due out March 21, 2014.