This afternoon I was searching online for a photo of the cover of the novel, The Fault in Our Stars for a mural that’s being painted in my classroom. The Google results showed that there was movie news, and a star had been officially cast in the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster, the young woman who would not be stopped by cancer, an abusive and heartbreaking disappointment meeting with an idolized author, or being exposed to something far worse than death: a broken heart.
Who is Shailene Woodley? I had not heard of her either, but she has acted in several episodes of “The O.C.,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” as well as starring alongside George Clooney in “The Descendents,” and is currently taking on the role of Mary Jane Watson in the second installment of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
“Blah blah blah. But does she have the chops to play the female lead based on a best-selling YA Lit novel that thousands of teenagers have gone gaga over?”
Yea, I think she’s got this.
With a director and lead actress in place, I’d say that we should be witness to the film adaptation of, The Fault in Our Stars relatively soon.