Shailene Woodley to star in ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Shailene_WoodleyShailene Woodley (The Descendents) is currently in negotiations to star in Fox 2000’s adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars. Woodley is in line to play Hazel Grace Lancaster, a cancer patient who finds love in a cancer support group, and then embarks on an emotional journey to make the most out of the time that they have left.

Here’s a bit more from Deadline

Shailene Woodley is negotiating to star as Hazel Grace Lancaster in Fox 2000‘s The Fault In Our Stars. An adaptation of John Green’s bestseller, the film will be helmed by Josh Boone. Script is by (500) Days Of Summer and The Spectacular Now screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing.

Said Boone: “During our exhaustive search to find Hazel Grace Lancaster, I saw some stunning auditions by today’s finest young actresses. Over 250 girls read for the part, but it wasn’t until Shailene stepped in front of the camera that I truly saw Hazel for the first time. It was like lightning striking. I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see what I have.”

Here’s the synopsis:

This is the story of romance between Gus and Hazel, who meet in their cancer support group and fall head over heels in love. Rather than dwelling on the depressing nature of the limited time they have together, the two embark on a vibrant, passionate, and hilarious journey that proves that an entire life’s worth of meaning can be found in any stretch of time.

Shailene Woodley is currently filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, alongside Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman, and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Woodley will be playing Parker’s other love interest, Mary-Jane Watson, who was previously portrayed by Kirsten Dunst (Marie Antoinette) in Sam Raimi’s (Evil Dead) original Spider-Man Trilogy.