News Briefs: Shailene Woodley Says “No” to More ‘Divergent’ on TV


Divergent: Shailene Woodley (Allegiant, above) says she will not be appearing in the fourth installment of the Divergent movie series. Last summer we heard that Lionsgate planned to debut the movie on television rather than in theaters and then launch a TV series as a follow-up. We have yet to hear if Lionsgate will still finish the primary storylines left unresolved from the movies so far. Woodley will next be seen in HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies, starting on February 19. [Vanity Fair]

Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot: Kevin Smith says that he has completed a first draft of a script for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. He describes it as “a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent redo obsession.” The sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (above) will, of course, revolve around the beloved Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith), longtime friends from New Jersey. Smith is hoping to start production this summer. [Facebook]

The Love Guru

Del: Mike Myers will star as the titular character in Del, a movie about Myers own improv comedy coach, Del Close. Back in the 1970s, Close coached many performers at legendary Chicago comedy club Second City and then served as a mentor for NBC’s Saturday Night Live cast members in the early 1980s. Betty Thomas (I Spy) will direct. Myers’ last starring role in a live-action movie came in 2008’s The Love Guru (above). [THR]

Girls Trip

Girls Trip Trailer: A very raunchy, red-band (NSFW) trailer for Girls Trip reveals some of the R-rated antics that four women become involved in while reuniting on vacation. Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish star; the comedy will open in theaters on July 21. [Movieclips]