The Fault In Our Stars adaptation is coming, and Josh Boone is on board to direct it! In case you’re not so familiar with this title let us right here at the beginning inform you that we’re talking about John Green‘s novel of the same name that centers on a teenage girl stricken with terminal cancer who falls for a boy in her support group. And, what definitely sounds good at this moment is that Shailene Woodley is in some serious talks to star in the whole thing!
So, at this moment we know that Fox 2000 stands behind the project and that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer scribes) are on board to to pen the screenplay.
As we said, the movie will center on a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee.
At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Both kids are preternaturally intelligent, and Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending. To find out, the enterprising Augustus makes it possible for them to travel to Amsterdam, where Imperial’s author, an expatriate American, lives.
According to THR, The Fault In Our Stars has deep meaning to director Boone, who found solace in the book after he lost a close friend just prior to making his debut movie Stuck In Love:
John’s book came along just when I needed it. It pierced my heart and helped me deal with my grief. I laughed and cried and was left with an overwhelming feeling of hope. That our lives matter, that the love and kindness we share with others reverberates long after we’re gone.
Production on The Fault in Our Stars should start this summer.
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