Following comments from author John Green and producer Wyck Godfrey this morning that big news was on the way for The Fault In Our Stars movie, Hypable can now confirm that Shailene Woodley is under consideration for the role of Hazel.
We confirmed with a source close to Woodley this morning that while she has not been cast, she is being considered.
This, on top of the fact that Shailene Woodley retweeted John Green about big news, appears to suggest that a deal is near final. The rumors were first uncovered when Leaky News noticed Green followed Woodley on Twitter.
We’ll keep you updated on any more developments as they’re made official!
Shailene Woodley: A good choice for Hazel?
The actress is currently one of Hollywood’s rising stars. She has been cast in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Mary Jane and Divergent as Tris, following a solid performance in The Descendants.
Aforementioned tweets from Green and Godfrey (who plugged us in the same tweet) are as follows:
Big news is forthcoming in re The Fault in Our Stars movie. THIS HAS BEEN A VERY EXCITING COUPLE OF DAYS.
— John Green (@realjohngreen) February 15, 2013
Ok, so this is coolest thing ever. Big news coming on Fault. Hang tight. hypable.com/2013/02/14/pre…
— Wyck Godfrey (@wyckgodfrey) February 15, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars is John Green’s young adult novel which follows the heartbreaking story of Hazel and Gus. Just this week it hit the number one spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list – again. Producers are hoping to begin filming later this year, as Godfrey told us several months ago.