“The Fault in Our Stars” has found its Dr. Peter Van Houten in the form of Willem Dafoe. Ansel Elgort, who plays Gus in the film, revealed the exciting news on Twitter.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the legendary Willem Dafoe will be gracing our presence playing Dr.Peter Van Houten in our #tfiosmovie . oh happy day!” he tweets.
Director Josh Boone adds, “One of my favorite actors, Willem Dafoe, will play Peter Van Houten in #tfiosmovie! Dafoe stars in several of my favorite films including The Last Temptation of Christ, Born on he Fourth of July, and Platoon.”
Houten was one of the last major roles in “The Fault in Our Stars” left to be cast. The movie currently stars Elgort as Gus, Shailene Woodley as Hazel, Mike Birbiglia as Patrick, Laura Dern as Mrs. Lancaster, Sam Trammel as Mr. Lancaster and Nat Wolff as Isaac. The film is slated to hit theaters in 2014.