Casting News – Jennifer Lawrence joins “The Rosie Project” adaptation

The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that actress Jennifer Lawrence signed on to the upcoming adaptation of Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

The romantic dramedy follows Don Tillman, a socially awkward genetics professor as he tries to find the perfect partner. However, plans become derailed when Rosie Jarman comes into his life and needs help finding her biological father.

(photos from IMDb and Amazon)
(photos from IMDb and Amazon)

Columbia Pictures is developing the project with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer and The Fault in Our Stars) writing the screenplay. There is currently no news on a new director or who will be playing Don, the male lead. Stay tuned for more details as this project develops.

Have you read The Rosie Project? Do you think Jennifer Lawrence is suitable for the role of Rosie?

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, IMDb and Amazon.ca

Five New Stills from “The Fault in Our Stars” Movie Adaptation

Nerdfighters – the North American release for The Fault in Our Stars film is a month away and Fox has been busy with promotion. Entertainment Weekly‘s recent edition of the magazine has a major feature covering the film and some beautiful portraits of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort were released along with it.

EW also exclusively released five new stills from the film that give us a closer look at the beginning of Hazel and Gus’ relationship. their romantic evening in Amsterdam, and Hazel’s relationship with her dad. Plus, we also get a closer look at two very emotional scenes involving a certain funeral (those of you who read the book know what we mean):

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What do you think of these new stills? Are you excited to see The Fault in Our Stars movie when it finally hits theaters on June 6?

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Page to Premiere

“Entertainment Weekly” Portraits of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort for “Fault in Our Stars” cover story

Entertainment Weekly is releasing a special edition of the magazine that heavily features exclusives from The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation. Therefore, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are the cover stars for this edition.

Stunning new portraits from the cover shoot have been officially released. Photographer Peggy Sirota did the shoot with Woodley and Elgort in Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills on April 15. Take a look at the gorgeous portraits below (via EW and TFiOS Blogspot):

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The Fault in Our Stars was directed by Josh Boone and Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen. What do you think of these portraits from the cover shoot? Are you counting down the days until the film is released on June 6?

Sources: Entertainment WeeklyW and TFiOS Blogspot

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” are “Entertainment Weekly” cover stars

Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of Divergent and the upcoming Fault in Our Stars film will be gracing the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly! With the release of The Fault in Our Stars just under a month away, these two actors and author John Green will be very busy with promoting the film.

EW’s Sara Vilkomerson was able to visit the set and talk to the stars, Green, and director Josh Boone. This week’s issue will be full of great interviews and details from the set.

Vilkomerson asked the critically-acclaimed author how he felt about the fact that his novel became such a phenomenon: “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular. I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.”

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Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000, revealed to EW that producer Wyck Godfrey convinced her to pick up the film: “Wyck called me and said, ‘You can’t pass on this. You have to do this. I said, ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ And he said, ‘Because. It makes you remember when you were a teenager and you were in love for the first time and you didn’t want to hang up the phone.’”

Lastly, Green had some very nice things to say about Woodley and Elgort: “Shailene has become Hazel to me. Ansel has become Gus. The feeling I’ve had consistently is this deep weird joy.”

What do you think of this new cover? Are you counting down the days until The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters? Pick up this next edition of Entertainment Weekly on Friday, May 2!

Source:  Entertainment Weekly

Extended Trailer for “The Fault in Our Stars” Movie Adaptation

An exclusive new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars movie has finally hit the web via Yahoo! Movies! This new trailer will no doubt have fans even more emotional than the first trailer. We get to see several little scenes that have not been released before.

For instance, we get a closer look at the support group, Hazel’s parents, and Hazel and Gus’s trip to Amsterdam. We also get a closer look at Hazel’s copy of her favorite book, “An imperial Affliction.” Watch the amazing new trailer below:

The Fault in Our Stars is directed by Josh Boone and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen.

What do you think of this emotional new trailer? Are you planning to see The Fault in Our Stars when it hits theaters on June 6?

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Source: Yahoo! Movies

Movie Exclusive – Adorable New Photo from “The Fault in Our Stars” Adaptation

Page to Premiere has shared an adorable, yet heartbreaking, new still from The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation. The new still features Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort) in a sweet embrace during the big picnic scene.

This wonderful and emotional story follows sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) as she is battling thyroid and lung cancer. Her parents are worried about her and decide to send her to a local support group, where she meets Augustus Waters (Elgort). As they get to know each other, their relationship grows and takes them on an unforgettable journey.

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The Fault in Our Stars movie is directed by Josh Boone and also stars Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen.

What do you think of this new still? Are you counting down the days until the June 6 release date? Have you read John Green’s other novels?

Source: Page to Premiere

Production Exclusive – Developments in Movie Adaptation of John Green’s “Paper Towns”

With the adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars just months away from hitting theaters, Fox 2000 Pictures has likely seen that fans want more movies based on Green’s novels. Deadline is reporting that the production company has started development and will be adapting Green’s 2008 novel, Paper Towns.

Fox also seemed to like the team that worked on The Fault in Our Stars movie. It was announced yesterday that screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will once again be penning the script, and producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will also be returning. There is currently no director signed on to the project.

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A cover of “Paper Towns” (photo via JohnGreenbooks.com)

John Green will be an executive producer on this project along with Neustadter and Weber. In some other interesting news, actor Nat Wolff, who portrays Isaac in Fault, has been cast as Quentin.

Paper Towns follows Quentin, a young man who shares a strange connection with his neighbour Margo. As kids, they found a man who committed suicide in a local park. Margo ends up distancing herself from Quentin. until one night when she drags him out on a crazy adventure of revenge. The next morning she has vanished and Quentin takes it upon himself to search for her.

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Sounds like it is going to be one big reunion on set! What do you think of this news? Are you looking forward to hearing more casting and production news for Paper Towns?

Sources: DeadlineIMDb and JohnGreenbooks.com