16 Celebs Who Have Starred in Movies That Were Books First

Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, is in theaters today! Based on the YA trilogy by Veronica Roth, Divergent is set in Chicago and tells the story of a world divided by factions based on virtues. The main character, Tris (played by Woodley), learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot that has been set in place to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four (played by James) come together to find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

But Divergent isn't the first film to have been a book first. From Salma Hayek to America Ferrera, here are 16 celebrities who have starred in movies based on novels:

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Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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