Ansel Elgort Is Gus In ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Movie
“Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters. 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.” John Green told Entertainment Weekly who broke the news.
Director Josh Boone also added his own words on his choice of Ansel, “Ansel Elgort is the epitome of the boy John Green brought to life so vividly in his novel and he truly embodies the character traits we admire so much about Gus. His humor, sensitivity, honesty and confidence floored us. Watching him with Shailene was like seeing the film for the first time. Hearing then say okay to each other was incredibly moving. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have found our Gus.”
Ansel Elgort is already starring with Shailene Woodley in Divergent. They will play brother and sister Caleb and Tris in the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s dystopian novel. Shailene has been cast as Hazel, the central character of The Fault in Our Stars. It will be interesting to see the pair play off a tragic romance and a brother-sisterly love in two separate Young Adult book-based movies.
Producer Wyck Godfrey spoke also about Elgort’s audition to play Gus: “We were all swept away by the humor, charm, and aching vulnerability Ansel brought to his portrayal of Gus. His performance completely annihilated our concerns about his playing Caleb in Divergent with Shailene, and we are confident that the fans of Fault will fall in love with him the same way that Hazel does–slowly, and then all at once.”
The Fault in Our Stars movie plans to shoot later this year. It will be released sometime in 2014.
What do you think of Boone’s choice for Gus?
Posted on May 10, 2013, in Film News and tagged ansel elgort, augustus waters, books, divergent, film, john green, josh boone, news, shailene woodley, the fault in our stars, veronica roth, wyck godfrey, young adult. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.