THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley has continued to prove she's becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.
According to Deadline, Woodley is in late talks to star in the big-screen adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.
Josh Boone is set to direct the film, which is being penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, of (500) DAYS OF SUMMER and THE SPECTACULAR NOW fame. Woodley also previously appeared in SPECTACULAR.
Woodley will play 'Hazel Grace Lancaster' a young woman who learns she has cancer. In a support group, she falls in love with Gus, and rather than focus on the depressing nature of their diagnoses, they embrace their feelings for one another. The "two embark on a vibrant, passionate, and hilarious journey that proves that an entire life's worth of meaning can be found in any stretch of time."
"During our exhaustive search to find Hazel Grace Lancaster, I saw some stunning auditions by today's finest young actresses," Boone said in a statement. "Over 250 girls read for the part, but it wasn't until Shailene stepped in front of the camera that I truly saw Hazel for the first time. It was like lightning striking. I can't wait for the rest of the world to see what I have."
For Deadline's original report, click here.
Woodley is best known for starring in THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER and in the 2011 Oscar Nominated film, THE DESCENDANTS, in which she starred alongside George Clooney. She can next be seen as the iconic Mary Jane Watson, opposite Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Woodley has also signed on to star in DIVERGENT from Summit Entertainment.
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