According to the Divergent Examiner, they have heard from a reliable source that the character of Uriah will not be cast until the second adaptation, Insurgent. Before you freak out though, keep on mind that they are saving the character so he is not overlooked. Clearly, they want to give him a bigger role than just another minor character so he will not be cast until the next installment of the saga:
As a lot of “Divergent” fans have noticed, one book-based character which has not yet been cast for the film adaptation is Uriah, the Dauntless-born initiate who buddies up with Tris throughout the faction initiation process.
An anonymous source close to the situation reports that they will be reserving the character for movie two, “Insurgent” – if and when the second installment is given the greenlight – so as to more properly introduce and represent the character on-screen.
While Uriah does appear in the first book of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent Trilogy,” the character’s arcs are much more developed and central in the second installment.
Since the start of production, fans have been speculating that this decision might be the case.
Production on “Divergent” is currently underway in Chicago, Illinois.
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz, Mekhi Phifer, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Tony Goldwyn, Miles Teller, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Amy Newbold star in the Neil Burger-helmed adaptation of the script by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor.
Uriah will be missed, but don’t worry too much because he will be back! We will see Uriah along with Insurgent hopefully in 2015!
Update: It has been confirmed by an extremely reliable source that Uriah will not be in the first movie.