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The Fault in Our Stars movie will test five actors for the role of Gus this weekend opposite Shailene Woodley who has been cast as Hazel Grace.

Brenton Thwaites, Nat Wolff, Nick Robinson, Noah Silver and Ansel Elgort will test for the coveted part in the next couple of days, reports Variety.

Brenton Thwawites will be seen in Disney’s live action Maleficent which stars Angelina Jolie in the lead role. He will play the Young Prince. Interestingly, he tested for the role of Four in Divergent, but that part eventually went to Theo James.


Nat Wolff starred in The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone’s Stuck in Love as Rusty (in theaters this summer).


Nick Robinson starred in Disney’s television show Melissa & Joey as Rider.


Noah Silver can currently be seen in Showtime’s The Borgias.


Finally, Ansel Elgort has the role of Caleb in Divergent which is currently shooting in Chicago.


Two of these actors stand out to us for their aforementioned work. First is Borgens who may have an advantage because he’s already worked with Boone on Stuck in Love. Second is Elgort, who is currently working with Woodley on Divergent. The pair already have some chemistry together because of their time filming so far (they play brother and sister) which he could use to his advantage when testing for Gus.

The Fault in Our Stars movie may shoot as early as this year and is based on the book of the same name by John Green. A release date for the movie has not yet been set.

Thanks, Variety.

UPDATE: John Green took to Twitter to address the report. He noted that Variety screwed up Gus’ last name, and perhaps sarcastically suggested we should trust them. Regardless of the blunder, we trust Variety’s sources.

  • Madge Witt

    Brenton Thwaites, oh gosh, I didn’t even know I wanted him as Gus until I saw him.

  • Bikkun

    I would say Nat Wolff. Purely when I need to picture Woodley and him togheter. And I think the looks resemble his personality at least how I remember Gus.

    But pure looks I would go for Brenton Thwaites. But somehow I have the feeling that these characters don’t need to be pretty or good looking at all. This should feel real…

  • Laura Jones

    :O Brenton Thwawites! He could be Augustus. He could definitely be Augustus. Yes, please.

  • http://slasher777.tumblr.com/ Alex

    No one has that Gus thing.

    • Girl


    • Fransiska

      Yes, exactly!

      • Pamela Ramos

        Only Joshua.

        • Iqra Kareem

          exactly and was jousha anthony casted in the faul in our stars?

  • mtlss

    Brenton Thwaites should’ve been Alex in Delirium!

  • Merrick

    They all look generic, like they came straight off CW or Disney channel. :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/iLoveColdCoffee Miranda Gs

      Nat worked on Nickelodeon :) bye x

  • Keefa

    Brenton Thwawites looks like the right guy to me. Best of luck to all the guys though!

  • http://twitter.com/inkasrain Michal

    Shaileen Woodley! Oh, wait.

  • http://twitter.com/HungerSlytherin Jeremy

    I could see Brenton Thwawites or Nick Robinson as Gus out of those choices. I feel it would be funny if Ansel got it cause we are going to see him Together with Shalienne first in Divergent being Brother and sister

  • Roonil Wazlib

    None of them, sorry I don’t get Augustus feels from any of them

  • WeasleyWrock

    Nat and Nick are closer to my Augustus. Seeing Ansel as Gus would be really strange considering he’s playing Shailene’s brother in Divergent.

  • Pia

    If Ansel Elgort gets cast as Augustus, he’ll be playing Shailene Woodley’s brother in one movie and her boyfriend in another…not sure how much of a factor that’d be when casting, but it’d probably be a LITTLE weird for likely very overlapping audiences…

  • thejirehscope

    I’ve never even heard of Brendon Thwaites before, but that picture is exactly how I imagined Gus would be like while reading so Y E S

    • Aussie

      He’s Australian. Previously starred in the latest Blue Lagoon film, but previous to that he was in SLiDE which was a young adult tv series which only got one season – and I loved it! And then he had some minor roles on Home & Away – an Aussie daily tv series.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marissabacon7 Marissa Bacon

    Out of these choices I like Noah Silver the best, based on the pictures. They should give this endeavor the same attention that was given to finding Four in Divergent. I really don’t like Brenton Thwaites for the part, he looks like a Jonas Brother. I just sense that he couldn’t capture the depth of Gus. I could be wrong though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    That’s exactly how I feel. He looks perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lirielle Lirielle Audra Taberer

    I absolutely love Nat Wolff how did I not know this?!

  • Katie

    I know nothing about their acting abilities but based solely off of looks guy #1 all the way

  • Aria

    If Ansel Elgort gets the role, wouldn’t it be gross if he starred opposite his on-screen sister Shailene Woodley?!

  • http://twitter.com/thejasonology Jason L.

    Logan Lerman. Logan Lerman. Logan Lerman, come on!

  • http://twitter.com/thejasonology Jason L.

    I best imagine Eddy Redmayne or James McAvoy playing Augustus, because they’re both slightly boyish but mature. But of course, they’re both kind of old. So Logan Lerman!

  • Jessica

    YES NAT WOLF. I have silently been calling that in my head since I head Boone was directing. He’s amazing in Admission and just perfect for the role.

    • Jessica

      oops *Wolff

  • Jessica

    “First is Borgens who may have an advantage because he’s already worked with Boone on Stuck in Love.” I think you mean Nat (Wolff).

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

    Just because these five actors are auditioning for the role this week doesn’t mean they’re the ONLY ones auditioning. Remember how we got so many reports of actors auditioning for Four in Divergent? And in the end they cast Theo James, who had never been mentioned before.

  • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

    I think John sarcastically suggested that we SHOULDN’T trust Variety.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BryBry69 Bryan Ellis

    I like some of these choices…but I’m a little disappointed that none of them seem to have the blue eyes that Augustus is supposed to have…but now I’m nitpicking!

    Looks wise, I like Brenton the best :)

    • Christina

      i sure they’ll give him contacts (:

      • http://www.facebook.com/BryBry69 Bryan Ellis

        That’d be swell! :D But you know what, while I’ll be disappointed by the lack of blue eyes…I’d rather someone who can inhabit the character and bring him to life, than someone who is a dead ringer looks wise.

  • ririput

    Wow umm now I want Brenton Thwaites as Augustus oh my god seriously…. closest to what I imagined

  • http://twitter.com/heyfallenangel ma ♛

    this Noah is probably the best

  • Jen

    yes, when scrolling down the page Noah Silver is the Augustus I saw, for sure.

  • hannah


  • http://www.facebook.com/iLoveColdCoffee Miranda Gs


  • Glaciusx

    All I have to say is if they pick Nat Wolff, leader of the Naked Brothers Band……I will be so pissed. Brenton Thwawites or Nick Robinson should get it.

  • Ashley

    If I had to pick between these five, I would say maybe Brenton Thwawites. But none of these have the “Gus” factor with me.

  • MCG

    ansel for surez

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.leung.3 Dana Leung
    • Fransiska

      I dont know him, but when I saw him, I know he’d be perfect for Augustus’s role.

    • Katie

      i think we were all hoping he’d suddenly become an actor and a brilliant one at that and John Green would find out about him and he’d be Gus. But alas, no such luck, haha.

      • christina

        he tweeted a couple times about receiving the script, so they probably do know about him and might be considering him

      • http://www.facebook.com/dana.leung.3 Dana Leung

        on John Green’s Tumblr he said he had no authority on picking the actor for Augustus but agreed that he would be good for the role

  • http://www.facebook.com/leticiacatarina21 Letícia Catarina


  • Colin

    Brenton Thwaites would be so perfect. In fact, I will be incredibly disappointed if he is not cast.

  • Delena

    Hahaha oh god, if they kid from Naked Brothers Band was Augustus, however, I have no idea of his acting ability past that TV show.
    Just based off of the pictures, Brenton Thwaites looks the best, and Noah Silver is probably the second best.

  • guest

    Hahaha, the only thing I know Brenton Thwaites from is an episode of Rove LA where he was an audience member and Rove called him out for writing in his journal during commercial breaks. It was both hilarious and super adorable. Rove ended up recognizing him since he’s an Aussie actor. I think the clip’s on Youtube somewhere…

  • Kate

    That’s Nat Wolff!?!! I remember him from Naked Brothers Band. I hated that show!, but my brothers loved it. So I was stuck watching it a lot.

  • Marina

    Just so you guys know, Melissa and Joey…. not a Disney show! It’s ABC family.

  • http://twitter.com/alainakaplan Alaina Kaplan


  • Anon

    Lerman fans dont get your hopes up. He’s not into these YA films anymore and already signed up,for a more adult film Fury with Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf. Logan is a terrific actor but he’s moving away from teen roles except for Percy jackson where he’s contractually obligated to do at least 1 more film. Give the role to Nick Robinson who is really good in Kings of Summer

  • http://www.facebook.com/SusanxBailey Susan Bailey

    I don’t feel any of these are Augustus Waters. No way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.burton.14 Chloe Burton

    The only one I can see as Gus is Brenton. But i’m still shooting for Grant Gustin, he’s my Gus and he aways will be. But Brenton is my second choice. The rest are just blah. And the fact that they’re even considering Ansel is just gross to me, I mean he’s playing Shailene’s BROTHER in Divergent. Can we not?

  • Anonymous

    Brenton Thwaites is the best choice for Gus out of these five…second best would be Nick Robinson….i’m not sure about Nat Wolff and Noah Silver….and Ansel Egort is a big NO! He’s far away from what you call Gus

  • Tanisha

    I don’t really like any of them for the role of Augustus. But if it has to be one of them, then maybe Nat Wolff. He’s the only one who has 0.5% of the Augustus Factor. Although, I’d still like to see someone else… maybe Joshua Anthony Brand! :P

  • Miroo

    nat wolff definitely!! are you kidding me he looks perfect and just cheeky enough! :D

    • Miroo

      i meant brenton thwaites…. oops….

  • P

    Brenton Thwaites is the only one that makes me think “Gus” out of these five. He sorta reminds me of Grant Gustin which would be my choice for Gus, and a bit of Andrew Garfield which wouldn’t be that bad either. I just wouldn’t like it at all if anyone else was cast :s

  • Ellie

    none of them, sigh. ansel would be really confusing because i’m a tfios fan and a divergent fan and i know that probably won’t work too well. nick and noah just don’t look like augustus to me, i guess brenton looks the most like what i pictured gus to be..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Alissa.Claire Alissa Roy

    I don’t know any of these people, but I am already saying no to Nat Wolff. That little curl thing he has going on disturbs me greatly.

  • Mae

    Joshua Brand, he seriously looks like what I imagine Augustus to look like. Google him!

    • Katie

      yes but the guy isn’t even an actor lol

  • Katie

    Nick Robinson looks too abercrombie

  • Sandy

    The only guy that’s perfect out of these to be Augustus is Brenton Thwaites. If they choose any other one of these guys, I’m starting a major protest.

  • Hezekiah

    Nat wolf is the only one on this list that could even be remotely close. I still think that it should be me, but i think that he would do.

  • gus+hazelforever


  • bluefiddlegirl03

    Melissa and Jopey is not by disney, its by abc family!

    • bluefiddlegirl03

      Melissa and Joey, sorry

    • nova

      Disney owns abc

  • madeline

    in looks? i’m seeing brenton. but i’m dearly worried about our gus, but hopefully this will turn out okay- we were all skeptical about jennifer lawrence!

  • firelovesinnocence

    i think nat wolff would be a great augustus, actually. he looks a lot like how i pictured him – i feel like people make the mistake of casting conventionally attractive actors as augustus, which i guess i can understand, but i imagined augustus to not just be, but /look/ sarcastic, and i think nat wolff could definitely pull that off. also i know he’s not on this list but i’m partial to ezra miller, cause i think he has that quality about him too.

  • idk

    Noooo! I’m so torn up, it NEEDS to be Joshua Anthony Brand. Search him up, I find him to be the perfect Augustus. Ugh, just nobody is doing Gus justice and that’s upsetting.

  • Rose

    Brenton Thwawites
    He’s attractive and he has a fun sparkle in his eyes. Like he seems down to earth and spontaneous at the same time, just like Gus in the book. I totally see him playing the role. Pick him!!

  • TheGirlWhoLived

    Nick Robinson because the trailer for The Kings of Summer is perf and he’s perf

  • Jackie


    • jackie


  • Guest

    Joshua Anthony Brand for Gus

  • Sandra

    None of these could play the role.
    Augustus has blue eyes, not brown.
    Hazel kept talking about his blue eyes, none of these guys have blue eyes.
    Joshua Brand is my Augustus Waters.

  • melike

    dont judge but austin butler might’ve been a good choice for gus he has the charisma, the confidence, the humor and everything.. idk might’ve been nice

    • morganmacabre

      This. I agree. I’m reading the book now and I literally picture Austin Butler 100% when I think of Augustus. He would have been PERFECT!!!

  • driver

    Augustus’ “hotness” was a big draw for Hazel–she mentioned it often. Haven’t seen the film, but Elgort’s photos don’t project that, sorry.

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