Ashley Judd: Cast in Divergent!

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Ashley Judd has landed a mother of a role.

The actress - who will not be running for Kentucky Senate - has been cast in Divergent as Natalie Prior, the parent of Shailene Woodley's Tris.

Ashley Judd in Blue

Divergent will be released on March 21, 2014 and is based on Veronica Roth’s dystopian bestseller.

Production got underway this week in Chicago, with Aaron Eckhart on board as Judd's fictional husband*; Jai Courtney as Eric; and Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews.

The movie will tell the story of a female teenager hoping to break free from her homogeneous society, a society that separates people based on human traits.

* UPDATE: Tony Goldwyn has been cast as Mr. Prior.

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