The Fault in Our Stars Director: Josh Boone
Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Mike Birbiglia, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 126 Minutes
Release Date: June 6, 2013
“I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories. On the one hand, you can sugarcoat it. When nothing is too messed up that can’t be fixed by a Peter Gabriel song. I like that version as much as the next girl does, it’s just not the truth.”
Directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love), The Fault in Our Stars is based on John Green’s 2012 young adult best-seller about two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Adapted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer), the film stars Shailene Woodley and her Divergent co-star, Ansel Elgort.
At her mother’s behest, 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) attends a support group held in a church basement, referred to as “The Literal Heart of Jesus” by their leader Patrick (Mike Birbiglia). Hazel is diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer, which has spread to her lungs. As a result, Hazel drags a portable oxygen tank behind her everywhere she goes.
Sure, it may not be playing any of this year’s major festivals, but Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult is still one of the biggest Fall film season players, particularly given the film’s pedigree.
From Oscar-nominated director Reitman and Oscar-winner Diablo Cody, the film stars A-listers Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, and even comedian Patton Oswalt, and follows the story of a writer who tries to win back her newly wedded old flame.
THR has the first poster for the film, and it looks absolutely awesome (see it in full here below). Now, with this poster, you don’t get much with regards to the actual film, but with the main lead being a 30-something young-adult-fiction writer, this thing really just feels awesome.