MTV News recently interviewed producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey and got them talking about the greatly anticipated film adaptation of John Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars.
In the interview, Marty Bowen states: “If you read the screenplay you’ll get the same feeling [as in the book], I think it’s one of the best screenplays I’ve ever read.”
Plus, Godfrey and Bowen also addressed talking to acting talent about the project: “Every actress I talk to is interested, and then we’re probably going to choose the director in the next two weeks. We actually are in the process of those meetings, and I’m really excited about our choices,” says Wyck Godfrey. Plus, they touched the level of collaboration with John Green, the author. “He’s very involved. He’s read every draft. We talk to him all the time,” Marty said. “He loves the script, feels that we’ve captured everything that we could have hoped to capture in the book, so I think fans will be really happy with it.”
Finally, Godfrey also addressed a potential shooting timeline for the film: “I think we’ll be making ‘Fault in Our Stars’ by the end of the summer. It’s exciting.”
Here is the official synopsis of the novel (via GoodReads) for those of you who have not read it:
“Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.”
For those of you who are fans of the novel, does this make you excited for the film or what?! What do you think of the interview? Who do you think would be the right director for this project? Who do you think should be cast as the two lead characters, Hazel and Augustus?