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
Shailene Woodley talks YA trifecta 'Spectacular Now,' 'Divergent,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP
2013 was a year stuffed with high-profile film adaptations of young adult bestsellers — most of which ended up crashing and burning at the box office. (Alas, Beautiful Creatures, Mortal Instruments, Percy Jackson, and Ender’s Game — no Harry Potter-style cultural dominance for you.) But while each of those big-budget spectacles flailed, a humbler YA-based movie quietly emerged as the year’s best teen flick: The Spectacular Now, out on DVD today.
Spectacular is a sweet but dark love story about gregarious alcoholic Sutter (Miles Teller) and his relationship with his smart, slightly nerdy classmate Aimee (Shailene Woodley). What you may not realize before seeing the film, however, is that The Spectacular Now isn’t just a typical teen romance told through an indie-fied lens. “I think it’s a very unhealthy dynamic that the two of them have together,” Woodley recently told EW. “One of the things that first drew me to Spectacular Now was that in high school, so many girls fall in love with someone, and they end up losing a lot of who they are because they’re so into the other person. And I went through that in high school, where I sort of gave myself away for a different human being. It was a really toxic relationship.”
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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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
Willem Dafoe has made a career of playing sinister characters, whether it’s the Green Goblin, or the evil Rat in Fantastic Mr. Fox.
The Wisconsin native will be taking on a different kind of malicious character in the big-screen adaptation of John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars: the reclusive, ornery, alcoholic author Peter Van Houten whose book, An Imperial Affliction about a cancer stricken girl, has captivated Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley).
• Rooney Mara (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) just signed on to work with another modern auteur, Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), for Carol, and adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt. She’ll star alongside the venerable Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) in the film about two women in 1950s New York. Mara will play the part of Therese, a young shopgirl with dreams of the future, and Blanchett, an elegant thirtysomething woman in an unhappy marriage. Their relationship escalates when the two decide to take a road trip west. Mia Wasikowska was previously attached to the role. [Deadline]
Have a favorite YA book? Shailane Woodley is probably in the movie adaptation. She’s currently starring in The Spectacular Now (which expands this weekend and goes wide Aug. 28), and she’ll also star in next March’s Divergent. If that’s not enough, she’s also about to start filming the highly anticipated adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.
But Woodley isn’t the only thing all these adaptations have in common. As this exclusive infograph shows, there’s also some serious overlap between her co-stars and screenwriters. Pretty soon, Woodley might replace Kevin Bacon in “Six Degrees” — at least if there’s a book-to-movie component.
Casting Net: 'Nasty Baby' for Kristen Wiig?; Plus, 'True Blood' actor cast as father in 'The Fault in Our Stars,' more
• Kristen Wiig is reportedly in early talks to join Nasty Baby, a Brooklyn drama from Crystal Fairy director Sebastian Silva. The story follows a gay couple played by Silva and Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married) who are trying to have a kid. Their friend Anna (Wiig, potentially) would carry the baby. The Bridesmaids star can be seen next in Anchorman: The Legend Continues (out Dec. 20) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (out Dec. 25). [The Wrap]
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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