This week’s book trailer of the week is for Reboot by Amy Tintera. Wren has died. She was dead for 178 minutes before she came back to life. The longer someone is dead, the better the hunter they become because they are stronger and return devoid of emotion. Wren knows that she is one of the few who are considered emotionless because she was dead for so long. As a result, she is one of the strongest hunters and she trains the new reboots. Callum was only dead for 22 minutes. His human-ness if off putting to Wren, but for some reason she is drawn to him. When Wren learns that Callum and other reboots may be in danger from experimental procedures, she uses her unique abilities to fight back against the government who made her. Click here to find Reboot in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for When We Wake by Karen Healey. Tegan has woken up from a cryogenic freeze 100 years after she was shot by a sniper at a protest. In this future dystopian world, Tegan has to figure out why she has awoken and to navigate the new ways of life in this world. As this fast-paced mystery unfolds, the truth comes out as to why the government woke Tegan up and what they have planned for her. Click here to find When We Wake in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Standish, a 15 year old teen, lives in the desolate part of town in an alternate, dystopian 1956. Life is hard for Standish in Zone 7. He has a learning disability that makes him a target for bullies in school and the government has taken away both his parents and his best friend. Standish knows a secret, though. The moon landing that the government is heralding as proof of victory and accelerated weaponry is actually a hoax. Standish is determined to reveal the government’s secrets, but can he do it alone and what other dark secrets will he discover in the process? Click here to find Maggot Moon in the Library.
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pulse by Patrick Carman. Set in a dystopian future, Pulse centers on Faith who has the the power of the Pulse and does not know it. Dylan also has the Pulse, and has been watching over Faith trying to find a way to connect with Faith and tell her about her powers. As events unfold, and Faith learns about the Pulse, evil forces are at work to try and destroy those with powere and take over the world. Click here to find Pulse in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. This novel is set in the future where there are two different worlds. The world that Aria lives in is perfect, but a little too perfect. Everyone wears screens over their eye and they participate in the world virtually. Perry’s world is outside of Aria’s and is a savage wasteland where every day is a struggle to survive. When Aria is cast out of her world to Perry’s, as a result of Perry’s actions, Aria must rely on Perry to survive despite how much she hates him for what he did. Click here to find Under the Never Sky in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Prodigy by Marie Lu. This is the sequel to Lu’s action-packed first novel, Legend. We find that June and Day have escaped from Los Angeles and are on a freight train to Las Vegas. Once there they are hoping to meet up with a group of Patriots who want to take down The Elector. June is fighting for the good of the people, and Day is fighting to find his younger brother. Will they both succeed? Click here to find Prodigy in the Library!
A coworker recently sent me the notification below, that she received about an open casting call this Saturday for a chance to be an extra in Divergent, which is being filmed here in Chicago! If you are a fan of Divergent and meet the qualifications listed below, then you should definitely try out!
For those of you who don’t know about Divergent, it is a novel written by Veronica Roth that takes place in a future dystopian Chicago. In this society, there are five factions that a person must belong to. We meet Tris on her sixteenth birthday when she has chosen to leave her home faction to become on of the Dauntless. With her induction to this new faction comes a series of tests to determine if she is truly worthy to become one of the Dauntless faction. What no one knows, however, is that Tris is actually a divergent–a person who can exist successfully in any of the factions. This trait is a dangerous one, since it threatens those in power, and Tris must keep it hidden or it could cost her her life. Click here to find Divergent in the Library!
Open Casting Call This Saturday, February 9, 2013 from
10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios
CHICAGO, IL February 4, 2013 – Atmosphere Casting of Chicago announced today that it is in search of background talent for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and directed by Neil Burger. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film will commence principal photography this April in Chicago. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Recruitment for participants in this shoot starts immediately as fittings for all will start in mid-February. Atmosphere Casting is looking to hire hundreds of Chicago locals to work as extras in the film, who are available during the shoot period: April 2013 through July 2013.
The open call will be held, Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00AMto 3:00PMat CINESPACE– Chicago Film Studios.
CINESPACE - Chicago Film Studios
2602 W. 16TH Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60608
Atmosphere Casting will be looking for the following:
● People with a “rural” farm hand look
● People with military, weapons or martial arts training
● People with stunt and/or stage combat training
● People with a “hippie” or Bohemian look. Longer hair preferred (both men and women)
● People with visible tattoos and/or piercings
● Ages 16 and up, all ethnicities
Plenty of free parking located in the lot across the street from CINESPACE– Chicago Film Studios.
While photos will be taken of everyone who attends the open casting call, participants are asked to also bring a candid photo of themselves, approximately 4x6in size, and be sure to legibly print their name, phone number and email address on the back it.
Only Illinois residents are eligible to participate in the open casting call. Please bring your Illinois issued driver’s license or state ID. School IDs are not sufficient. This will be checked before entering the casting call.
For more information about the movie and other fun items regarding extras on Divergent, please follow us at the following links: https://www.facebook.com/AtmosphereCasting or https://www.facebook.com/DivergentExtrasCasting
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The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.
Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.
This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. This novel is set in the not too distant future where a virus has swept through the US and killed most of the adolescent population. Those that survived developed psychic abilities. However, thest survivors were rounded up and put into camps, because the government feared what they were capable of. Ruby,16, has just escaped from one of the camps. Will Ruby be able to survive and keep out of the reach of the government that wants to control her? Click here to find The Darkest Minds in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum. This novel was created already knowing that it would be made into a movie. So, you know it will be action packed and exciting! It is set in a dystopian future where robots are in control after a successful uprising. Humans still exist, but are under robot control. Three siblings, living in a free settlement, barely escape with their lives when robots find their home and destroy it. Together they vow to find their family and friends and fight for their freedom. Click here to find Revolution 19 in the Library!