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Shailene Woodley might star in another beloved YA adaptation

This one is the very popular 'The Fault in Our Stars'

By Kate Erbland Feb 21, 2013 2:11PM
Fresh off her wonderful turn in Sundance favorite "The Spectacular Now," leading-lady-in-the-making Shailene Woodley just might be lining up another starring role in a big screen adaptation of a beloved YA book. This one is a take on John Green's best-seller, "The Fault in Our Stars," which has been adapted for the screen (coincidentally enough) by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also adapted Tim Tharp's novel for "The Spectacular Now."

Bing: Shailene Woodley | 'The Fault in Our Stars'

THR reports that Woodley is currently in the running for the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster, alongside other potential stars like Hailee Steinfeld and Mae Whitman (a personal favorite of author Green). As of now, none of the actresses have officially been offered the part, but that's certainly an impressive line-up of maybe-leads.

The book centers on young Hazel, a sixteen-year-old with Stage 4 thyroid cancer. Forced to attend a support group for kids living with cancer, Hazel meets Augustus "Gus" Waters, a fellow cancer patient and former basketball star who has already lost a leg to his osteosarcoma. The two fall quickly in love, but their blossoming romance is disrupted by Gus' recurring cancer. The film will be directed by Josh Boone, who recently finished the upcoming movie "Writers." There is no word yet on who will play Gus, but rumors have persisted that the role might go to Nat Wolff, who co-starred in Boone's latest film and will next be seen in "Admission" later this month.

"The Spectacular Now" will hit theaters this summer, with "Writers" arriving on April 19th.

"The Fault in Our Stars" should be ready for a 2014 release date. Are you a fan of the book? Who would you like to see cast in it?

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