According to The Hollywood Reporter, the honors go to Josh Boone, whose directorial debut, “Stuck in Love” (formerly “Writers”), premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will open on April 19. And, as it turns out, the auteur has his own special history with the work, as it provided solace in the wake of a friend’s death.
“I feel the weight and responsibility to get this right and give his readers and devoted fans as pure a translation as possible,” Josh told THR. “We hope to create a little infinity within this film that fans can revisit over and over.”
(Nerdfighters will surely rejoice over Josh’s promise of a faithful adaptation!)
Along with Josh’s confirmation comes a bit of casting speculation too, as the report also indicated that both Shailene Woodley and Hailee Steinfeld have auditioned for the role of Hazel. Shailene recently landed the lead in another big-deal YA adaptation, Veronica Roth’s “Divergent,” plus the role of Mary Jane Watson in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Clearly, the “Secret Life of the American Teenager”’s cancellation was one of the best things to happen to Shailene’s career since she landed the series in 2008.
Production on “The Fault in Our Stars” will likely begin this summer.