The producers of the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin/Dutton; Brilliance Audio; Thorndike Large Print), have found their Hazel; Shailene Woodley has been offered the role.
If negotiations work out, this will be her fourth film based on a book. She played George Clooney’s daughter in The Descendants (based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings), is the lead in The Spectacular Now (based on the YA book, a National Book Award finalist by Tim Tharpe, opening in a limited theatrical run on Aug. 2) and is about to begin production on Divergent, based on the first in Veronica Roth’s YA series, in which she plays Tris. Currently, she is at work on The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Author Green tweeted his approval, “There were so many amazing auditions for the role of Hazel, but Shailene’s love for the book and her understanding of Hazel blew me away.”