9:17 pm EST, February 19, 2013

Hailee Steinfeld up for the role of Hazel in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

We’ve known since Friday that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) is up for the role of Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars movie.

Now, a new name in the ring: Hailee Steinfeld.

The information was noted by Borys Kit on Twitter, who earlier today confirmed with Fox that Josh Boone will direct the movie.

Steinfeld is best known for her role as Mattie Ross in True Grit. Later this year she’ll be seen in Ender’s Game as Petra Arkanian. Speaking of that movie, we got a cool sneak peek earlier today.

Steinfeld and Woodley are just two of a few actresses under consideration for The Fault in Our Stars. The book-turned-film was written by John Green and will be produced by Wyck Godfrey. They plan to shoot later this year. Last year, Godfrey spoke very excitedly to Hypable about the project.

In November we wrote a feature looking at actresses who could take on the role of Hazel Grace. One of them was Mae Whitman, who Green personally approved of after Whitman showed him our article on Twitter. Another actress we suggested in our feature was none other than Hailee Steinfeld.

Could you see Steinfeld in the role of Hazel? And for fun: If you had to pick either this new contender or Woodley, who would it be?

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