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Casting Net: Ansel Elgort to play American piano prodigy; Plus, Ewan McGregor, more

 The Fault in Our Stars lead Ansel Elgort will play the title role in Van Cliburn. The film tells the story of the Texan piano prodigy who has been credited as bridging the Cold War gap between America and Russia when, at age 23, he won the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958. Andrew Stern (Disconnect) is penning the script, and Elgort, a graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, will perform the piano playing himself. [Deadline] READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars': Are those tears of joy, critics?

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Perhaps the people who run studios thought Divergent was the big YA novel to launch Shailene Woodley into the stratosphere, but her performance in the cancer weepie The Fault in Our Stars might be the role that makes her a giant star.

Based on John Green’s 2012 best-seller, director Josh Boone’s movie tells the story of a cynical 16-year-old cancer patient (Woodley), saddled with an oxygen tank and breathing tube, and the more-dynamic, free-spirited remission patient (Ansel Elgort) who falls in love with her. “A generation of teens like [Woodley's character] have been weaned on YA novels, leading to more discerning palates,” EW’s Chris Nashawaty writes in his review. “They can sniff out condescension from a thousand yards. That’s why they’re lucky to have an actress as effortlessly charismatic and natural as 22-year-old Woodley (The Descendants) as their stand-in.”

If you’ve read the book, you know the ending, and if you loved the book, you’re already whimpering. (Beware, fragile souls, the trailer awaits below.) If you’re perhaps older or didn’t read the book, think Love Story and everything that entails — spoilers, schmoilers. As the characters themselves learn, it’s not the ending that counts.

Read more from Nashawaty’s review, as well as a round-up of other notable critics, below. READ FULL STORY

How well do Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort know each other? Let's find out! EXCLUSIVE

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After playing brother and sister in Divergent and soulmates in The Fault in Our Stars, it’s safe to say that Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort know each other pretty well. But how well? On the set of their photo shoot for EW’s current cover story, we decided to put these two to the test. READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars': Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort talk Gus and Hazel's first meeting -- EXCLUSIVE

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Can’t wait till June 6th and to see The Fault in Our Stars? Check out this clip below: You’ll see a bit of the early chemistry between Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort) as they meet for the first time outside a teenage cancer support group. Fans of the John Green bestseller will remember that Augustus Waters like to carry around an unlit cigarette as a metaphor — here, you’ll see as he tries to explain why.

On the set of the Entertainment Weekly photo shoot for this week’s cover story, Woodley and Elgort talk about how this key poignant scene sets the tone for the movie. Check it out below!

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'The Fault in Our Stars': An unexpected phenomenon's journey from page to screen

John Green is crying again. Not because he’s sad, really. More like the way parents weep at weddings and at high school graduations. This sudden, unstoppable rush of happy tears has become so common for the 36-year-old author as he watches the filming of his 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, that it’s now a bit of a running joke. “John Green cries all the time,” says director Josh Boone, laughing. “This set basically has no testosterone whatsoever.”

This is a love story. It is a story of joy and devastating loss and, most of all, life. It will make you laugh and rejoice and think and feel and will expand your heart in gratitude and humility, and it will forever change the way you hear the word “okay,” and, yes, it will make you cry. If you are one of the millions of people who have read The Fault in Our Stars, you know this already. If you are not, prepare yourself — you will not walk away from this book, or this film, unaltered. Okay? Okay.

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New 'Fault in Our Stars' trailer: More tears, more laughs, more pot?

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If you’d like to tear up at work, now’s your chance! The new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars is here.

The latest trailer for the film based on the bestselling novel by John Green takes the same romantic beginning as the first trailer, and then adds in more cry-to-laugh scenes, including Hazel’s (Shailene Woodley) discussion with her parents regarding pot, and Augustus’ (Ansel Elgort) already-iconic “It’s a metaphor” cigarette explanation.

Other exciting highlights for fans of the book include an extended look at Patrick (Mike Birbiglia) singing cheesy songs in the teen cancer support group he runs, as well as the assurance that many of Green’s passages made the cut: “I fell in love with him the way you fall asleep: Slowly, and then all at once,” Woodley explains via voiceover.

Interestingly, although fans catch glimpses of Isaac (Nat Wolff) as well as Hazel’s parents (Laura Dern and True Blood‘s Sam Trammell), there is still no shot of famed reclusive author Peter Van Houten (Willem Dafoe), but we do see Hazel reading An Imperial Affliction. Perhaps Van Houten’s appearance is a treat producers are saving for the actual movie?

Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars' trailer: Watch it here -- VIDEO

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Have your tissues on hand: The trailer for The Fault in Our Stars is here. Starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, the film is based on a book of the same name by John Green. In the book, 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel meets Augustus in a support group and the two fall in love as they bond over shared fears and shared loves. The film is set to hit theaters June 6, but until then, watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

'The Fault In Our Stars' First Look: Gus and Hazel kiss at Anne Frank house -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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Every love story has that one kiss fans don’t quickly (if ever) forget. For The Fault In Our Stars, it all takes place in Amsterdam.

When Gus uses his Make a Wish to take Hazel to Amsterdam so that she can speak with her favorite author, Mr. Van Houten, the adorable couple also take a trip to Anne Frank’s house while they are in town. Needless to say, what happens there was much more magical than anything Mr. Van Houten ever wrote.
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Shailene Woodley on Ansel Elgort in 'The Fault in Our Stars': From brother to lover

Last week it was announced that Ansel Elgort landed the sought-after part of Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars opposite Shailene Woodley. Adapted from the John Green best-seller, Fault is a heartwarming/breaking love story between two teens who met in a cancer support group.

Funnily enough, Elgort and Woodley are already working together. They’re currently filming Divergent with director Neil Burger (based upon the Veronica Roth book) where they play brother and sister, Caleb and Beatrice Prior. “I keep joking with Ansel about it,” Shailene tells EW with a laugh. “I’m like, ‘In a few months, buddy, you’re going to be my lover.'” READ FULL STORY

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