On the strength of her breakout role in 2011’s The Descendants, Shailene Woodley became Hollywood’s new “it” girl. While her starring turn in the movie adaptation of The Fault in our Stars proved to be a box office and critical success, her starring turn in the Divergent series ended in disaster.
Envisioned by Lionsgate as a tent-pole franchise for young adults in the vein of The Hunger Games, the last installment, Allegiant, bombed spectacularly in 2016. Her follow-up, Oliver Stone’s Snowden (2016), also failed to recoup its production budget and was met with mixed reviews.
Woodley seemed to find her footing in 2017 as part of the ensemble cast of HBO’s critically acclaimed mini-series Big Little Lies, so let’s hope her talents will grace the big screen again soon–but 2018 may still be too soon.