Shailene Woodley Lands Lead in John Green Adaptation THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

     March 19, 2013


It’s officially official: Shailene Woodley will be Hazel Grace in the feature film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.  The movie rights to author John Green’s incredibly well-received 2012 novel were snatched up early last year, and (500) Days of Summer scribes Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter subsequently signed on to pen the screenplay.  The equal parts heartbreaking and charming story centers on two cancer-stricken teens that meet in a support group and develop a relationship.  When Josh Boone (Stuck in Love) signed on to direct last month, we also learned that Woodley was in the running for the female lead.  Now the deal has been solidified, as Woodley has been offered the part.  Hit the jump for more, including thoughts from Green on the casting.

shailene-woodley-the-fault-in-our-starsThis adaptation is definitely not for the vain, as the female lead constantly sports oxygen tubes in her nose and the male lead is missing a leg.  Woodley campaigned hard for the role of Hazel, and per EW, Green is enthused about the casting:

“I am absolutely thrilled that Shailene will be playing Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars. It means a lot to me that she is a fan of the book, and I know from our conversations that she has a profound understanding of Hazel. Watching her audition, I felt like Hazel Grace Lancaster was talking to me. It was eerie–and very exciting.”

Woodley is on a bit of a hot streak, as she recently wrapped the role of Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is poised to lead the Hunger Games-esque YA adaptation Divergent, which begins filming soon.  She turned heads with her work in 2011’s The Descendants and is even better in the Sundance hit The Spectacular Now, also written by Weber and Neustadter.  That film opens later this year, and for those of you hesitant about Woodley tackling the Hazel role, I implore you to reserve judgment until you see the actress’ performance in TSN. 

Green’s book is fantastic and should make for a swell feature film.  I look forward to seeing what Boone’s vision for the pic entails, and it should be interesting to see how the rest of the cast fills out.  What about you, Fault fans?  How do you feel about the Woodley casting, and who do you think should play Augustus?

Read the synopsis for Green’s The Fault in Our Stars below:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. [Amazon]


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