Willem Dafoe Has 'High Hopes' For 'The Fault In Our Stars'

The actor playing Peter Van Houten hasn't seen the movie, but can't wait.

There are many movies in the coming months that many people are eagerly looking forward to, but nothing has the level of emotional anticipation as "The Fault in Our Stars."

The adaptation of John Green's book about two young cancer patients looks to build off the YA phenomenon that launched a little over two years ago and amassed an ever-growing following ever since.

For those unfamiliar with the story, "The Fault in Our Stars" follows Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), their burgeoning romance and their journey to learn the ending of their favorite book, "An Imperial Affliction." The novel ends mid-sentence, so they set about contacting the author, Peter Van Houten, played in the film by Willem Dafoe.

When I sat down with Dafoe during the junket for "The Grand Budapest Hotel," he shared his enthusiasm for Green's book and talked a little about his time filming with director Josh Boone.

"The Fault in Our Stars" opens in theaters on June 6.