UPDATED 29 APR: New Extended Trailer!
John Green fans rejoice! The trailer is finally here for the movie based on the best-selling book The Fault in Our Stars.
For those who aren’t aware of the Author or the book, here’s what you need to know:
1. John Green is a young adult fiction writer, and this is his fourth published book.
2. He is much loved by his fans for not only his books but also for his online presence where he communicates with them daily. He has tumblr blogs, video blogs and creates online educational videos with his brother, they call themselves the NerdFighters.
3. The book is about a young cancer patient named Hazel- played by Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, Divergent)- who is forced to attend a support group by her parents, where she meets Augustus- played by Ansel Elgort (Carrie, Divergent)- an ex-basketball player and amputee, and they- you guessed it- fall in love.
4. The novel isn’t your typical depressing love story, rather Green aimed to create a story that showed sick people are as human as the rest of us, and a short life can be as fulfilling as a long one.
5. In 2012 the book reached number #1 on the New York Times best seller list and remained there for consecutive weeks.
6. The title came from Shakespeare’s play ‘Julius Caesar’, “The nobleman Cassius says to Brutus, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, /But in ourselves, that we are underlings.’
The Fault in Our Stars is out in Australia on Thursday 5 June.