Ansel Elgort Scores Leading Role Opposite Shailene Woodley in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

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The Fault in Our Stars film adaptation is turning into some kind of Divergent spin-off! It was announced back in March that Shailene Woodley would be taking on the role of Hazel in the big screen adaptation of John Green‘s novel, and now Entertainment Weekly reports that Ansel Elgort has nabbed the lead male role of Augustus.

As you may know, Shailene and Ansel will be playing on-screen siblings in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s YA novel, Divergent. And now for The Fault in Our Stars, the two will play 16-year-old cancer patients who meet and fall in love in a support group as they both deal with their illness. Is it just us, or is this casting super weird? We’re sure they’ll make a great on-screen team, but really? They couldn’t find ANY other actors for this role? Hopefully these two get along, because they’re going to be seeing a lot of each other in the next few years.

Any ways, the author of the novel couldn’t be more thrilled for the movie now that the two leads have been cast. In a statement to EW, he said “Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters,” John Green tells EW in an exclusive statement. “I am by nature a cautious pessimist, but I’ll just say it: Now that we have Shailene and Ansel, I am completely, unreservedly psyched about this movie.”

What do YOU think about this casting? Do you think he’s right for the part? Or will you be too weirded out knowing they brother and sister in another movie? Sound off in the comments section!

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  • bridget

    I have nothing against Ansel and he may do GREAT! with the part….I just can notnotnot get past the fact that his eyes aren’t blue… That to me was a huge thing for Hazel in the book…not to mention that they do resemble each other A LOT.

  • Chloe

    *laughs hysterically* I only went through the comments to see how many people freaked out and said “Oh ma gawd, he’s so ugly and sooooo not Augustus!” Ha! I know nothing about the two they picked but I am perfectly willing to see how this goes. I’m not going to be like some of you guys and hate on people you barely know. John Green likes them, I like them. And one last note : “HOW’D THEY BRAINWASH JOHN INTO THINKING THIS!” Give. Me. A. Break.

    • Tiffany

      I jus have a probelem wid Ansel as Augustus not Ansel in General
      Yes im sure hes nyc and stuff but he does not fit the roll of augustus, Im guessin most of jus imagined him a little bit more broader ;)

      • hazel-mae

        he’s not broad enough?! what the f— are you talking about?! just look up pictures of him rock climbing! if there’s anything wrong with the lead rolls its Shailene!

  • Addie

    No! Dylan O’ Brien!

  • Vanillakiss21

    Reading the book and casting Ansel Elgort is just messed up. Im hating on him. Im sure he’s a great guy. But when I picture of Augustus I do not have his image in my head. Im sure anyone who has read it and fell in love with it feels the same. He’s more of an Isaac. Joshua Anthony Brand in Augustus Waters.

    • Andrea Morataya

      Preach my dear friend!

    • Lilly

      YES!!!!!! Those were my EXACT thoughts when I saw who was casted!!!!

    • ashley

      Oh my yes! all of my yes!

  • Anonymous

    OMGOSH!!! THIS SUCKS ANSEL ELGORT IS NOT AUGGUSTUS EVERRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!
    WAT DID THEY BRAWASH JOHN GREEN INTO THINKING ANSEL ELGORT IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!URGHHHH IM SOOOOO IRRITATED NOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AHHHHHHHHHH !!!! SHAILENE WOODLEY AS HAZEL GRACE AND ANSEL ELGORT AS AUGUSTUS!!!!!!!!!OH NOOO BIGG FAATTTTTT NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    okay no judging try to stayy positive!

  • Nichole

    Im happy with the casting but still I pictured someone like Joshua Brand.

    • Anonymous

      ME FREAKING TOO!!!

  • Andrea Morataya

    I’m not “okay” my dear friends, how do they dare to choose him.

  • Sammy

    It’s weird because in Divergent, he’s playing Shailene’s brother and now he has to fall in love with her. LOL!

  • Celeste

    I think it’s pretty strange, but if John Green is happy with the casting, so am I.