We’re on day three of filming The Fault In Our Stars and we’ve got yet another piece of casting news! On Wednesday, TFiOS scribe John Green tweeted out that comedian Mike Birbiglia had signed on to star as cancer support group leader Patrick.
The tweet read, “So excited to announce that one of my all-time favorite comedians/humans, Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs), will play Patrick in the TFiOS movie.” In case you need a reminder, Patrick is a cancer survivor who is also the leader of the cancer support group where Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) meet in the “literal heart of Jesus.”
Another piece of casting news that wasn’t officially announced was the role of Hazel’s dad. In a vlog shot by John, he introduces us to Hazel’s “parents” where we see Laura Dern in the background, while True Blood star Sam Trammel chats it up. So, we’re guessing that’s her dad!
What do you think of the latest TFiOS casting news? (We still want to know who is going to play Van Houten!) Tell us in the comments!
Ansel talks TFiOS below!