Tear-Jerker 'The Fault in Our Stars' Opens June 5 Locally

The phenomenal young-adult novel “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green is being brought to life on the big screen come June 5 locally. Written for the screen by the creative minds of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the guys who also created “500 Days of Summer”, “The Fault In Our Stars” features two of today’s most followed young actors – Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as extraordinary teenagers who fatefully meet and takes their love on an unforgettable and exhilarating journey into infinity. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is sixteen years old. She alternately loves and tolerates her sometimes over-doting parents. Hazel has developed a crush on a young man, Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who seems equally smitten with her. As they grow closer, Hazel and Gus share their fears that accompany their health issues, as well as their love of books, including Hazel’s touchstone, An Imperial Affliction. She has tried many times to get in touch with the book’s reclusive author Peter Van Houten (Willem Dafoe), to no avail. When Gus manages to reach Van Houten through the author’s assistant, it results, astonishingly, in an invitation to meet the writer in Amsterdam. Gus is determined to take Hazel on a journey that will answer every question she has ever had about the book that has meant so much to her.

An interesting fact about the film, Hollywood was already interested in making an adaptation even before the novel was published. But the author, John Green, was reluctant to sell the movie rights and so eventually, the book came first. Nice!

"The Fault in Our Stars" opens June 5, 2014 locally.

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