Movie Preview

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

This highly anticipated film is based on the novel by John Green. It deals with two teenagers who find love in an unexpected place - a cancer support group.

STARS Woodly and Elgort who star together in Divergent , grace the screen together again in this adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars
Image credit: James Bridges
STARS Woodly and Elgort who star together in Divergent, grace the screen together again in this adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars

Details Release Date: Jun 06, 2014; Rated: PG-13; Length: 125 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley

In a young-adult literary landscape populated by all stripes and claws of the supernatural, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars was a welcome shot of reality when it hit shelves in 2012 — even with its reminder that the real world can be every bit as dangerous as any dystopian future. Fault tells the funny, sweet, and poignant love story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), two teens who meet in a cancer support group. The Divergent star fought hard for the role, writing impassioned letters to both Green and director Josh Boone (Stuck in Love). ''If I'm passionate about something, I'll do everything I can to try to be a part of it,'' she says.

While mentally casting his perfect Hazel, Boone didn't initially picture Woodley for the part. That is, until she read for him. ''I was blown away,'' he says, adding that the actress had the entire room in tears. ''We were all crying. It was actually sort of bad,'' he says with a laugh. ''But it was hers from that moment on.'' The filmmakers didn't have to look far to cast Augustus: Ansel Elgort was shooting Divergent, playing Woodley's brother, when he went for a screen test. Woodley insisted that he read not just the script but also Green's novel before his first meeting with the filmmakers. ''I thought, 'If I tell her I haven't read it, she'll be mad during our audition and it would be a mess,''' he says. ''So I literally read it for Shailene. And then I was freakin' obsessed.'' Hey, join the club.
Originally posted Apr 09, 2014
Weekend of Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
American Sniper
Warner Bros.
$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
The Boy Next Door
$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
Weinstein Co.
$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
The Wedding Ringer
Screen Gems
$11.6 2 $39.7 D
Taken 3
$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
Strange Magic
$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
$5.5 5 $39.2 A
$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
Into the Woods
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
* in millions

From Our Partners