‘Fault in Our Stars’ Team to Take Journey to John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’

By March 25, 2014

The highly anticipated big screen adapatation of author John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” won’t hit screens until June 6, but the team behind the Shailene Woodley-starring cancer drama is already reuniting for another cinematic outing.

Deadline reports that Fox 2000, the studio behind Fault, has picked up the rights to Green’s 2009 novel, “Paper Towns,” and is looking to bring back the first film’s producers, screenwriters, and even a star for the new production. This is all a long way of saying that everyone who worked on The Fault in Our Stars clearly had a wonderful time together and hopefully that spells success for that film and many more to come.

The outlet reports that Nat Wolff will star in the film – the actor had a big part in Admission and he will be seen in a meaty supporting role in Fault – as a teen boy struggling with some pretty heady adult stuff. The film will be written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also adapted Fault and are well-known for other films like The Spectacular Now and (500) Days of Summer. On the producers’ side, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are also back for more Green work, and both the screenwriters and Green himself will executive produce the film. Now, if we could just get Woodley to co-star, because it turns out that there is also a pretty compelling female character at the center of the novel.

Nat Wolff

Deadline shares the film’s plot: “Paper Towns takes place in Orlando, but this is far from a Disney World ride. The protagonist is Quentin, a young man who shared a jarring experience with his neighbor Margo: They found a man who committed suicide. They grew apart, but one night he finds her at his bedroom window, dressed like a ninja. She enlists him in a campaign to get revenge on people who’ve hurt her. Next day, she vanishes as he is left to ponder the ramifications of the evening. Then he begins getting clues from her and has to follow them.”

Paper Towns will be the second Green book to hit the big screen, but it certainly doesn’t appear to be his last.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss, Film.com, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.
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