Fault in Our Stars author John Green‘s love of AFC Wimbledon has culminated in a film project, and the movie continues to move forward.
If you have more than a passing knowledge as to who John Green is, you’re probably aware of his undying love for FIFA and his amazing involvement with the English soccer team AFC Wimbledom.
The story of this team’s creation and rise to fame is unique and inspiring. Wimbledon’s original team, Wimbledon F.C., was relocated 56 miles away from their hometown, based solely on a decision from three upper brass members. The fans, believing the team no longer represented them, created the AFC Wimbledon football club in its stead.
Green got involved when he sponsored the team, who now sport Nerdfighteria/DFTBA logos on their uniforms. You can learn more about the amazingly weird journey here:
Now, however, John Green is producing a movie based off of the team’s amazing story, with The Hollywood Reporter, stating a writer is now attached.
Richard Cordiner is in charge of the script for the currently unnamed Fox 2000 film. The ever-present Temple Hill Entertainment (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, the Maze Runner series, plus the upcoming Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) will be producing the project.
Cordiner is known for such scripts as The Shark Is Not Working and Spacesuit. He also a Brit, so perhaps he already has some affiliation and love for AFC Wimbledon.
THR reports this is Green’s first producing project, though he was an executive producer on Paper Towns. Perhaps he’s looking for more experience in the hopes that Looking for Alaska comes out of development hell.
Other than a RT on Twitter, Green hasn’t offered a reaction yet, but you can pretty much expect him to freak out soon. Keep an eye on Vlogbrothers, just in case.