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'Divergent' gets inspired by 'Rebel Without a Cause'

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Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:01 am

LOS ANGELES - When the director and producers of the dystopian action-adventure film "Divergent" sought inspiration for the movie's teenage heroine, they didn't turn to "The Hunger Games'" Katniss Everdeen or "Twilight's" Bella Swan, as might have been expected. Instead, the filmmakers recalled James Dean's Jim Stark, the rebellious protagonist who defies his parents and his peers in 1955's "Rebel Without a Cause."

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