Willem Dafoe Joins THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, Holly Hunter Boards David Gordon Green’s MANGLEHORN, and Amber Stevens Moves to 22 JUMP STREET

     September 6, 2013

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Here’s another round of casting:

  • Willem Dafoe (John Carter) has joined Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the adaptation of the John Green novel.
  • Holly Hunter (Top of the Lake) now stars opposite Al Pacino in David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn. Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) and Harmony Korine (Stoker) also join.
  • Amber Stevens (The Amazing Spider-Man) will join Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.

Hit the jump for more details on each announcement.

The Wrap reports willem-dafoethat Dafoe will join The Fault in Our Stars as “reclusive author Peter Van Houten”.  Woodley and Elgort star as two teens battling cancer who find solace in their budding romantic relationship.  In the novel, the teens plan to travel to visit Van Houten, as they have bonded in part over his book.  Laura Dern and Sam Trammell co-star as Woodley’s character’s parents.

THR has Hunter getting the lead opposite Pacino in Manglehorn, a drama that centers on “an eccentric man coming to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life”. The story, written by Paul Logan, is based on an original story by himself and Green.  There were no details in the write-up as to Messina and Korine’s roles.

Finally from Variety, it looks as if Stevens will join the cast of 22 Jump Street, but no character details are available at the moment.  Scripted by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel, the sequel sees “officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) go deep undercover at a local college, but when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.”

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