First Trailer for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

















The Fault in Our Stars is a book I will soon be reading as I've just finished Divergent and intend on completing that series before the release of the first film in March. It will no doubt be disarming to read these two vastly different novels while picturing the same actor inhabiting both leading roles, but if the first trailer for the John Green adaptation is any indication Shailene Woodley has somehow seemed to pull off a performance that will in no way be hindered by her showing as a tough, dystopian soldier a few months prior to this films release. Another disarming factor is that while The Fault in Our Stars is clearly a love story, albeit an unconventional one, the male lead of Gus will be played by Ansel Elgort who portrays Woodley's brother in Divergent. I don't know that it will be weirder than seeing her prior love interest in The Spectacular Now, Miles Teller, as her sworn enemy in Peter in Divergent, but it will certainly be a competition. Why Woodley has decided to include many of these same people in all of these major projects she has landed as of late can hopefully only be attributed to the fact she has great chemistry with them. Again, if this first trailer is any indication that would seem to be the reasoning why. As I've yet to read The Fault in Our Stars I cannot comment on how well it seems to capture the tone and convey the story, but simply as a movie taken at face value I am interested in seeing how this turns out simply because of the performances the trailer hints at and the relationship at the heart of the story. This could easily be taken as a sappy and overly-sentimental akin to a Nicholas Spark film, but the wit, the realism and the accuracy in the depiction of the characters are what made Green's novel a smash and the film seems primed to do the same. The Fault in Our Stars also stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey and opens June 6th.



Synopsis: Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. “The Fault in Our Stars,” based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.