7:31 pm EDT, March 24, 2014

John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’ set for movie adaptation, Nat Wolff to star

Though The Fault in Our Stars is still over two months away from release, Fox 2000 is already planning the next John Green book they’ll bring to the big screen: Paper Towns.

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The studio is moving ahead with a Paper Towns movie and will bring back the same team that wrote and produced Fault for Fox. That means screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are writing the script, and Wyck Godfrey is returning to produce. Green will executive produce – a title he did not have on Fault, though he was very present on set.

In addition, Deadline reports that the film will be designed around Nat Wolff (pictured above) starring as Quentin. The actor has the role of Isaac in Fault and was last seen in Stuck in Love, directed by Fault helmer Josh Boone.

Green took to Twitter Monday afternoon to voice his excitement:

Paper Towns was released in October 2008 and debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list. You can order it now through Amazon. It was Green’s third book after Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines.

Notably, Wolff auditioned for the role of Gus in Fault before it went to Ansel Elgort. Paper Towns will give him a chance at a starring role for a potentially very large film.

Are you excited for the ‘Paper Towns’ movie?

There was a Paper Towns movie in the works several years ago, and Green had penned the first draft of a screenplay. However, the project was scrapped following creative differences with the production company who had optioned the rights.

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