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Posted at 12:30 pm,
November 21, 2012

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ casting: Who should play Augustus?

The Fault in Our Stars casting is a hot topic among fans since news has been increasing over the last few weeks. Earlier this week we asked you who should play Hazel and now it is time to chime in on her counter part Augustus.

Check out the suggestions below and vote in our poll or suggest your own actor choice for Augustus.

Wyck Godfrey, the film’s producer, had made some remarks about the status of the adaptation last week. “Dare I say, [The Fault in Our Stars script] is as good if not better than the book. It will be the best movie of next year if we can get our butts in gear,” he said on the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 red carpet.

David Lambert

David Lambert was born in Louisiana. He has also lived in England,Taiwan,Texas, and Georgia. He has been doing theater for many years. His theater experience includes Mr. Tumnus in Narnia, Mayor in Seussical, Caringford in Little Princess, and Phao in Jungle Book. David is a relative unknown with his most recent work being in TV movies.

Douglas Booth

Douglas Booth was born in England and at age twelve decided he wanted to be an actor. Booth has been very open about his struggle with dyslexia which lead him acting. Plus understanding that struggle would help him build the character of Augustus. Booth has starred opposite Matt Smith in Christopher and His Kind and can soon be seen playing Romeo in the remake of Romeo and Juliet.

Drew Roy

Drew Roy is an actor who became active in the big screen beginning 2006. He first appeared in Curse of Pirate Death, followed by the movie Blink. His most notable movie is Secretariat in which he played Seth Hancock. In 2009, he played Travis Benjamin on Lincoln Heights, Griffin on iCarly and Jesse on Hannah Montana. At present, he is one of the cast members of the science fiction series Falling Skies.

Daniel Sharman

Daniel Sharman was born in London. He began working as an actor at The Royal Shakespeare Company before going on to train for three years at The London Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007. After which he performed in many theatrical productions in London and Europe. Needless to say Daniel has a strong acting background. Daniel was most recently seen in The Immortals on the big screen.

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann is a Portland, Oregon native who moved to Dallas, Texas when he was two. Thomas has been in TV shows iCarly and The Middle as well as the movies Project X and Funsize. Thomas will be more visible in 2013 with three films, As Cool as I Am (with Claire Danes and James Marsden!), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and the much-awaited film, Beautiful Creatures, being released.

Also be sure to check out our Hazel casting!

Who do you think should play Augustus?

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  • http://twitter.com/GarrettPletcher Garrett Pletcher

    Why has no one mentioned Andrew Garfield yet? Is he not perfect for the role?

    • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

      He is too old (29), by the time they start filming this movie he will be in his 30s. They need a kid who still looks and acts like a young teenager.

  • Alex

    How about Sam Claflin?

    • antonia31

      oh man that would be attractive. But I think he looks a little too old?

  • http://twitter.com/Celtise celtise

    I always pictured Josh Hutcherson. He’d be a better Augustus to me than he is a Peeta.

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    David Lambert is actually kinda how I pictured Isaac. Daniel Sharman is the closest to how I pictured Augustus. I like that he’s got experience but he’s not well known.

  • Glaciusx

    Wow….I actually pictured Drew Roy as Augustus while I was reading the book!! The others just don’t feel right to me.

  • Jessica

    Drew Roy and Daniel Sharman are both nearly 10 years older than Augustus. I really hate having such a gap between character age and actor age. The portrayal of a teenager just never seems as raw and realistic with a 20 something in the role. And especially Augustus, he has a lot of hubris and bravado, but the whole point is he’s really just a kid. And a sick one at that. When you have 20 somethings or even 30 somethings playing the roles of teenagers, I feel like it invalidates the experiences and feelings of younger people. I understand that child labor laws might prevent a cast of 16 year olds. But I’d be incredibly disappointed if the roles of Hazel and Augustus go to actors older than 20.

    • D

      You hit the nail on the head. I don’t know if anyone even bothers to edit these posts on Hypable anymore. This fancasting involved actors who have shown little promise except for Douglas Booth, do not look like Augustus and worse, are too old for the part

  • Jake

    I think David Lambert looks the part more than anything. He Drew Roy, though would be a very nice second choice for me.

  • RumbleroarLuna

    On this list, David Lambert looks the most the part.
    Personally, I want Joey Richter, or maybe Josh Hutcherson but he has enough hype from Hunger Games

  • Alex

    Unpopular opinion, Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz. Give them a year or two. I think it’s really important for these kids to look like “real” 16 year olds, because that’s what makes the book so powerful.

    The Hunger Games cast an older cast, and while I love what they did, I think it would have been even better if they were younger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000531768639 Courtney King

    I’ve always pictured Grant Gustin as Augustus, or maybe even Andrew Garfield all though he is probably too well known now after The Social Network and Spider-Man and too old.

    • RumbleroarLuna

      Yeah, I’ve thought of Grant Gustin. But atm, I have him cast as Isaac.

  • belac889

    I say Joey Graceffa

    • Joe

      Joey Graceffa is in his mid 20′s (or at least will be by time of filming). He’s too old.

  • LAce

    Cole Sprouse

  • Amy

    For some reason I always pictured him just like Tyler Blackburn (Caleb from PLL).

  • asdfghj

    Grant Gustin

  • Colin

    I vote Dylan O’Brien!!

    • KJ

      YES!!!! He would be Perfect!!

  • Colin

    OR LOGAN LERMAN. Sorry, got a little excited there.

    • JR

      Agree, Lerman fits the physical description of Augustus and still not too old for the part which most of these guys are or at least look. The last one, passing off as augustus has got to be a joke.

      • Ben

        Yes. On that last one I had to do a double-take.

    • Briiii


  • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

    I wouldn’t want Daniel Sharman because this would just give him an excuse to leave Teen Wolf and he is my second favorite character. David Lambert or Thomas Mann are good choices.

  • Tabithan

    Sami Gayle (as Hazel) and David Lambert (as Augustus)

    • Claire

      I agree with Sami Gayle

  • thegarbar13

    Hank Green #DFTBA

    • http://www.facebook.com/abi.cooper1995 Abi Cooper

      Who the eff is Hank?

      • miss

        Oh God

  • Guest

    I don’t know any of these actors but Daniel Sharman looks the closest to how I picture Augustus. And with Royal Shakespeare Company background he’s got to be able to act.

  • Alice

    omg Daniel Sharman all the way. I know he’s 26 but I think he could pull off Augustus’ depth of emotions. I don’t think he’s just another prettyface.

  • Liz

    While reading the book I always pictured Grant Gustin so he’s my choice.

  • Emily

    What about Freddie Highmore??

  • Gijan

    Logan Lerman. Blue eyes. Gus’s smile. Now a fit body. Can play roles that can either be fun or sad. Example: Meet Bill (fun), The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (both), My One And Only (sad).

    • Something

      I couldn’t agree more. Logan should totally play Augustus.

  • Lucy

    Andrew Garfield? With Ellen Page as Hazel

  • Ashley

    Mike Faist! :)

  • SonickedYou

    Jennifer Lawrence as Augustus and Hazel. PLEASE?

  • D

    this is the most sorry bunch of fancasting I have ever seen. Along with your fancasting for Hazel (c’mon get over your love affair with Emma Watson, both she and Mae Whitman are too old for Hazel). You obviously do not understand or fully appreciate TFIOS. It’s just another YA adapt to you. News this is not Beautiful Creatures. This, like Perks of Being a Wallflower is in a league by itself

  • JR

    Who are these people??? They don’t even look like Augustus and some are just too old for the part. Give Logan Lerman the role, he can actually act. See Perks and you will realize no one else can do justice to the part other than Lerman.

  • MrKennardo

    Logan Lerman OR Daniel Rafcliffe.

  • Augustus <3

    Drew Roy. No question.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1297260009 Elise Hammond

    OK, I’m not a huge glee fan, but the new kid they got from the glee project, blake jenner, is really impressing me with his acting and presence. I formally toss his name in the ring!

    • Virginia

      OMG yes!! I never thought of him for the part, but now that I have.. I like that possibility!

  • Leila

    LOGAN LERMAN. No question in my mind. Although to be fair, if I had my way he would be cast in pretty much every part…

  • PandaL17

    for some reason i pictured him as Beau Mirchoff (Maddy McKibben on awkward)



  • Belu

    Douglas Booth definitely!

  • adksf;lj

    isnt Augustus supposed to be tall? like over 6 feet tall? couple of actors in this fancasting are kind of short

    • KS

      Agreed. If they were to consider casting any of the above I’d hope they’d pick someone a little more fitting to his description. Personally I can envision Thomas Mann as Augustus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KahlanAlanna Elizabeth Le

    Drew Roy??!!?? A boulder is better at acting than he is!



  • Madeline

    Chloë Grace Moretz would be PERFECT for Hazel! She has the emotional depth, she looks to be about the right age, she is great at dry humor, Hazel’s M.O. She also looks very similar to how I pictured Hazel. She commits fully to her roles, which would be necessary in such an emotionally demanding role. Nobody else could compare!

  • adskfaj

    Ezra Miller would be perfect

  • Lyla

    Blake Jenner

    • Julia


  • AaronG

    I’ve actually always pictured Anton Yelchin (from Star Trek and Charlie Bartlett). He looks substantially younger than he actually is, which would be a good effect. AND in Charlie Bartlett, he shows the wit and sophistication that I picture in Augustus Waters. He can definitely also match the look description. Just a thought. I feel like none of these actors can step up emotionally with the exception of Thomas Mann, but (shallow, I know) he doesn’t have the dreamy Augustus look. The other I would think of as maybe is David Lambert, b/c of the unknown factor. Still, he’s young and the other role (Hazel) would have to be casted accordingly or it’d be odd.

  • Guest


  • http://twitter.com/jairamii Jaira Mae Aquilizan


  • Toby Owens

    Shoot. I would like to play Gus.

  • Aleisa

    Either Logan Lerman or James Gaisford…
    If you dont know who James Gaisford is type ‘The Fault in our Stars – Augustus and Hazel’ and hes the one playing Augustus, I think he’s perfect

  • rajah

    grant gustin or callan mcauliffe would be my top 2 choices

  • Grant auGustin

    GRANT GUSTIN. Nobody mentions him and I think he’s perfect. Plus he can look young when he’s all clean shaven and cleaned up.

  • TFioS lover

    Drew Roy! I imagined Augustus exactly like him…

  • TFioS lover

    Or my second choice would be David Lambert

  • Olivia


  • TFioS lover

    How about David Henrie? Smart, mature, sexy..not THAT much older than Augustus….

  • stefamaniac

    Nicholas Hoult! He’s got gorgeous eyes, is a big rising star, and would be perfect!

  • Duds Delmas

    Matt Milne is the perfect Augustus. He’s got the most charming smile I’ve ever seen (except for Tom Hiddleston)

  • grant gustin should be augustu

    grant grant grant grant grant

  • hey

    Landon Liboiron

  • http://twitter.com/infinitelymolly Molly Hussey

    Honestly i really don’t like most of these picks. The only two I like are Douglas Booth and Thomas Mann. Douglas Booth is a lot like I envisioned Augustus. I also really like Thomas Mann. I think he looks young enough to play Augustus and would be perfect for the role. Contrary to the poll, I would hate if Drew Roy played Augustus. In the past I just haven’t liked him as an actor and definitely don’t think he has the right look for the role.

  • gurl you are beautimous

    The first one looks more like Augustus as I pictured him but Drew Roy might be a good fit (:

  • Julia

    I think that what so many people forget is that Augustus is goofy. Sure, he was athletic at one point, but he doesn’t come off as this bad-ass-leather-jacket-wearing dude to me. He has side swept brown hair, and wears button ups. He’s funny, he reads, he plays video games, he writes. I myself would LOVE to see Blake Jenner play Augustus.

  • Liz

    I think Jeremy Irvine, Logan Lerman or Fredie Highmore should play Augustus !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FIQ7GBYUAE6NSBYJN5QRKFTVSI Mel

    James Gaisford

  • Sammi

    DYLAN O’BRIEN would be lovely!!!

  • Caitlin

    David Lambert

  • mug

    no idea why… but i pictured skylar satin

  • Oswin

    i think Alex Arnold would be a great Augustus

  • sn0w

    That Drew dude just screams Gus to me.

  • Annon

    Am I the only one that thinks Callan Mcauliffe should play Augustus ?! I totally pictured him when I was reading the book

  • Bianca

    Callan McAuliffe or Logan Lerman!!!!!!!

  • Moonshoes Potter

    I honestly dont like any of these choices. i think generally with gus, im going to be really picky because its such an important role. i dont know who should play him yet though.

  • morgan

    i imagined a brunette colin morgan. hes as tall as gus, can act amazingly, and i know he can do an american accent. i honestly think he has all the parts for augustus, but probably wont be looked at :(

  • Moonshoes Potter

    actually, i think that last guy would be better for isacc

  • -m

    I say that Alden Ehrenrieich should play augustus, he has rhe perfect jawlinw, and blue eyes, look him up.

  • Something

    I was wondering why Logan Lerman wasn’t in your article because I honestly think he’d be perfect for it. He’s a wonderful actor and obviously fits in Augustus shoes, looking like a 17 year old and being oh so beautiful

  • http://twitter.com/marthehope Marthe A. Hope

    I think Jeremy Sumpter should play Augustus Waters! He is perfect!!!


  • http://www.facebook.com/alice.ayres.35 Alice Ayres


  • http://twitter.com/mafer_Rawr_ Mafffffffér♥

    Joshua Anthony Brand he’s perfect

  • Beverly

    PJ Liguori. Please.

  • Saralin

    NO. Anthony Brand or Logan Lerman. One of them would be perfect for the role of Augustus Waters! Period.

  • TJ

    What about Josh Hutcherson? I was kind of imagining him when i read the book…

  • Jean

    aaron johnson hands down!!!

    • Jean

      … or logan lerman

  • Jen

    Thomas Mann I think would be Logan Lerman would be good, though I really like Alden Ehrenreich – talented guy, I hope he is in more films soon.

  • Livv

    I am so upset Ansel is playing Gus. He is not Gus!!

  • roon

    David henrie as augustus, hayley mcfarland as hazel, and callan mcauliffe for isaac.

  • kenzie

    Douglas booth from LOL. He has the perfect look. I even thought about him before reading this blog.