Director: Josh Boone
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia
I know it may look like just another teen romance type movie, but rest assured it will be more than that. This is not some stupid Twilight vampire love saga. I repeat this is NO TWILIGHT. I am almost through reading the novel by John Green, from which the film is being adapted. It is the beautiful story of sixteen year old Hazel (Woodley) who starts attending a cancer support group for children with cancer. There she meets Gus (Elgort) who is an amputee after battling osteosarcoma. The two of them bond and find out how to live life to the fullest and find love despite the cancer that lays inside them.
I have watched the trailer a few times now and it seems to accurately depict the book, which is reassuring for the legions of fans that have devoted themselves to these characters. Woodley and Elgort seem to have great chemistry and are quite perfect as Hazel and Gus. Plus, the great Laura Dern stars as Hazel's mom and Willem Dafoe as the enigmatic author idolized by Hazel.
RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014
Here's the trailer. Feel free to comment below on your thoughts about the trailer or the book!