Fox 2000 hired Josh Boone to direct the movie adaptation of John Green’s best fiction book of 2012 according to TIME magazine, The Fault in Our Stars. The script for the movie was penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the screenwriters for this year’s Sundance hit The Spectacular Now and (500) Days of Summer. The movie will be produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, the producers behind The Twilight Saga.
While not much is known about Josh Boone, his debut film Stuck in Love (set for release on April 19th) was written and directed by him, starring Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Lily Collins and Greg Kinnear. About being the director for The Fault in Our Stars, Boone said to THR:
“John’s book came along just when I needed it,” Boone tells THR in a statement. “It pierced my heart and helped me deal with my grief. I laughed and cried and was left with an overwhelming feeling of hope. That our lives matter, that the love and kindness we share with others reverberates long after we’re gone.
“I feel the weight and responsibility to get this right, and give his readers and devoted fans as pure a translation as possible…We hope to create a little infinity within this film that fans can revisit over and over.”
Just to refresh your memory, this past weekend there was a rumour that Shailene Woodley is in the lead to play Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars, but such statement has not been confirmed yet.
TFIOS is a beloved book for us here at TheYoungFolks.com, we’ll keep you updated with any news developing about the movie adaptation.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter