The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, doesn’t hit theaters till June 6 but, judging from the reaction to the trailer that was released this week, excitement for the film is running high. Adapted from the John Green bestseller (and an EW Best Fiction of 2012 pick), TFIOS tells the story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer recovery group and fall in love. But, of course, for people familiar with the book, that plot description doesn’t begin to convey the depth, poignancy and humor in Green’s novel. “It’s difficult to say to people, ‘go see this movie that’s about sick kids—you’re going to have a really good time,’” Green told EW. “But you are. I think the answer is to make something that, even when it’s sad, is not depressing. The great thing about the trailer is that you emerge from watching it feeling invigorated and encouraged. And hopefully excited.” READ FULL STORY
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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
On Wednesday, author John Green’s mighty fandom was rocked by the release of the first poster for The Fault in Our Stars, a highly anticipated film adaptation of Green’s bestselling YA novel.
The image itself seemed pretty much perfect — a romantic shot of the film’s cancer-stricken teenage lovers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), lying in a patch of grass and looking blissfully happy together. Hazel was even wearing her cannula. But one sentence at the bottom of the poster threatened to ruin the effect. It’s the film’s chosen tagline — which reads, “One sick love story.”
Some labeled it glib and offensive. Others applauded it, admiring the tagline’s stark gallows humor. Now Fault star Woodley herself has weighed in on the tagline as well… and though she ultimately supports it, the actress also says she would have picked something different if the decision had been hers to make. READ FULL STORY
The Fault in Our Stars has found its Isaac! EW has learned exclusively that Nat Wolff, seen most recently in Stuck in Love (with Fault director Josh Boone) and Admission, has been cast in the adaptation of the best-selling John Green novel.
Wolff’s role is a pivotal one: Isaac is a close friend of Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) and is responsible for bringing him to the teenage cancer support group where Augustus and Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) first meet.
Woodley and Elgort just finished worked on the recently wrapped Divergent and will have only a short break before beginning production on The Fault in Our Stars next month in Pittsburgh.
Hazel has found her Gus!
Ansel Elgort has been offered the role of Augustus Waters—the male lead opposite Shailene Woodley—in the eagerly anticipated adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boone. Green’s beloved, best-selling book is a love story that is equal parts funny, sweet, and heartbreaking in its telling of Hazel and Gus, two teens who meet in a cancer support group. (EW had it on the Best Fiction of 2012 list)
“Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters,” John Green tells EW in an exclusive statement. “I am by nature a cautious pessimist, but I’ll just say it: Now that we have Shailene and Ansel, I am completely, unreservedly psyched about this movie.”
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