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Another John Green story is headed to the big screen

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John Green fans rejoice: more of The Fault in Our Stars author’s material is heading to the big screen. Universal has optioned the rights to Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances, a short story collection Green wrote with fellow YA writers Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The book consists of three, interrelated stories, all taking place at Christmastime. Johnson wrote the first story, The Jubilee Express; Green wrote the second, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle; and Myracle the third, The Patron Saint of Pigs. The stories feature new romances, cheerleaders, and trips to Waffle House. This could end up a sort of Love Actually for the teen set.

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Johnson added her relief that the news is out.

Earlier this week the adaptation of Green’s Paper Towns found its female lead. A film based on his Looking for Alaska is also in the works. 

Model Cara Delevingne will play Margo in 'Paper Towns'

Supermodel Cara Delevingne has landed a big film role: According to author John Green, she’ll play the female lead in the adaptation of his novel Paper TownsEW has confirmed the news.

Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman, an enigmatic teenager who disappears after a night spent dressed as a ninja, enacting revenge alongside her next door neighbor Quentin Jacobsen, set to be played by The Fault in Our Stars‘ Nat Wolff. Though Delevingne is still best known for her work in fashion—and perhaps her off-duty antics—she’s been steadily growing her film resume. She appeared in 2012’s Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright, and Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. She has also lined up a role in Wright’s Pan.

Delevingne has a reputation for having a devil-may-care attitude, as evidenced by her zany Instagram account and her predilection for wearing onesies. She’s not quite as mysterious as Margo, but she certainly projects some of the character’s badass nature. Now, just learn how to pronounce her last name—but don’t let Reese Witherspoon teach you how.

John Green: The 'Paper Towns' movie now has a director

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green announced Thursday on Twitter that the next movie based on a novel of his has a director. Jake Schreier, who made his feature-length debut with the Frank Langella-starring Robot and Frank, will helm Paper Towns. 

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Nat Wolff on how 'Paper Towns' is sort of like 'The Godfather'

The first time Nat Wolff heard about John Green’s Paper Towns, he was on the set of another John Green adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars. It was then that producer Wyck Godfrey suggested that Wolff give Paper Towns a read. As Wolff puts it, Godfrey didn’t quite wink at him, but “there was something behind” the suggestion. So Wolff quickly read the book, loved it, and four months later, picked up his phone just in time to be offered the lead role of Quentin “Q” Jacobsen in a Paper Towns film adaptation. According to Wolff, he said yes before they could even finish making the offer.

“It’s just such a soulful character and a funny book. I’m excited,” Wolff says. And yet what might be most exciting is the fact that screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber knew about Wolff before they started writing the script, which allowed them, for the first time in their careers, to write for a specific actor. “First of all, that is like the most exciting compliment I’ve ever gotten because those guys are such good writers. The fact that I’m the first actor that they’re writing for is really just unbelievable,” Wolff says. 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

'The Fault In Our Stars': Ranking the biggest AHHS! and Awwws of BookCon's John Green panel

If there is one thing John Green fans are good at, it’s expressing their emotions — often at high volume.

Anywhere The Fault In Our Stars author goes he is accompanied by the window-shattering screams of his battalions of loyal fans, but put him on the stage with the makers of the upcoming film adaptation and the auditorium rings with some seriously ecstatic screaming.

As the movie version of the juggernaut best-seller heads to screens next week, here’s what made the fans cry out during The Fault In Our Stars movie presentation at BookCon on Saturday: 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

Watch John Green on the set of 'The Fault in Our Stars': 'This is one of the greatest thrills of my professional life' -- EXCLUSIVE

How much did John Green enjoy being on the set of The Fault in Our Stars? Just ask him: “This has been one of the greatest thrill of my professional life,” he says in the following behind-the-scenes video. As you’ll see, the cast and crew of TFIOS seem to get along exceedingly well. (Personal favorite moment: Nat Wolff, who plays Isaac in the film, mouthing “I love you” behind Green’s head.) 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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