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John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” to Hit the Big Screen

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Published in January 2012, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green’s fourth solo novel.[Image from  http://img1.imagesbn.com]

Published in January 2012, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green’s fourth solo novel.
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Named the #1 fiction book of 2012 by TIME magazine, Green’s bestselling novel is being adapted into a movie.

 

Allow me to make one thing clear: The Fault In Our Stars is not a cancer book. In the words of the 16-year-old protagonist Hazel Grace Lancaster, “cancer books suck” because they conceal the hard truth and often promise happy endings.

The Fault In Our Stars is love story; it just so happens that Hazel Grace and her boyfriend, Augustus “Gus” Waters, both have cancer.

The novel opens with Hazel Grace reluctantly attending a support group for children with cancer.  Diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid cancer when she was 13-years-old, Hazel Grace has had it with her illness. She’s had it with her friends who don’t know how to interact with her anymore. She’s had it with her parents worrying all the time. And she’s had it with support group.

Then Gus walked through the door. Friends with Isaac, a regular member of the group, Gus had never attended until now. Intrigued by Hazel Grace, he can’t help but stare. She’s beautiful.

I won’t spoil the ending for you, but I will say this: read the book. It’s one of the most genuine, heartfelt novels I’ve come across in a while.

While the film isn’t set to begin production until the latter half of this summer, a few details about the project have been revealed.

“Every actress I talk to is interested,” co-producer Wyck Godfrey said in a recent interview with MTV News. “And then we’re probably going to choose the director in the next two weeks. We actually are in the process of those meetings, and I’m really excited about our choices.”

“If you read the screenplay you’ll get the same feeling [as in the book],” co-producer Marty Bowen explained. “I think it’s one of the best screenplays I’ve ever read.”


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By Israel
posted on 24 November at 15:08
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I'm so excited for the movie adaptation. The book had me teary eyed. I bet the film will finally make me cry. I hope the producer or the guys assigned to soundtrack selection for the movie gets to read my blog post: http://www.jamnbop.com/2013/11/bop-of-day-holocene-bon-iver.html