Fans of John Green’s critically acclaimed novel, The Fault in Our Stars, will be excited to hear that the film adaptation has finally gained a director. Today it was officially announced that director Josh Boone has signed on to the project.
Boone is a newer director and his first feature film, Stuck in Love (previously titled Writers), will be released April 19, 2013. Stuck in Love stars actors such as Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connolly, Nat Wolff, Lily Collins and Logan Lerman. Watch the trailer for the film here. Plus, here is an official synopsis for the film via IMDb: “An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.”
According to an article on The Hollywood Reporter, Boone has a personal connection to The Fault in Our Stars because he lost a close friend to cancer. The article also mentioned how production buzz was building via Twitter due to conversations between Green, Boone, Shailene Woodley, and Wyck Godfrey.
There have been rumors that Woodley was offered the role of the female lead, Hazel. However, The Hollywood Reporter has shared that there has been no confirmation that she has been given the part, but she is still in consideration.
The Fault in Our Stars script was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who wrote (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are the producers attached to this film.
What do you think of this choice of a newer director? What do you think of the trailer for Boone’s Stuck in Love? Who do you think would do the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster?