Ansel Elgort is set to star as romantic lead Augustus Waters in the highly anticipated film adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel, “The Fault In Our Stars.” He will play opposite Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster in the love story about two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group.
“Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for
Augustus Waters,” John Green tells Entertainment Weekly. “I am
by nature a cautious pessimist, but I’ll just say it: Now that we have
Shailene and Ansel, I am completely, unreservedly psyched about this
Director Josh Boone adds, “Ansel Elgort is the epitome of the boy John Green brought to life so
vividly in his novel and he truly embodies the character traits we
admire so much about Gus. His humor, sensitivity, honesty and confidence
floored us. Watching him with Shailene was like seeing the film for the
first time. Hearing then say okay to each other was incredibly moving. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have found our Gus.”
Oddly enough, Elgort and Woodley play brother and sister in the upcoming “Divergent” film.