Shailene Woodley stars in first clip of The Fault in Our Stars
15 APRIL 2014Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star in this new clip for the hotly anticipated adaptation of the New York Times bestseller The Fault in Our Stars.
The hugely popular young adult novel by John Green, who also wrote the Printz award winner Looking For Alaska, follows Shailene and Ansel’s star-crossed lovers Hazel and Gus.
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Hazel is 16-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a cancer support group. There she meets Gus, a cancer survivor, and due to their circumstances, they both realise that life could slip away at any moment.
In this new clip, the pair have just met, and Gus sparks an argument with Hazel after opening a packet of cigarettes.
Also starring Willem Defoe and Laura Dern, The Fault In Our Stars is out in the UK on June 20, and pop superstar Ed Sheeran recently confirmed he will be contributing to the film’s soundtrack, released on May 19.
Joining Ed on the soundtrack are a host of British musicians including Jake Bugg, Birdy, Chali XCX and Tom Odell.
Shailene may be familiar to audiences who watched her in George Clooney’s Oscar nominated film The Descendants, and she also recently starred in Divergent, another young adult adaptation.
Speaking to Teen Vogue, Shailene says: "I didn’t do a movie for two years because I didn’t read anything that was inspiring to me."
"Everybody was like, ‘You’ve got to ride the wave!’ And I was like, ‘You ride the wave and it eventually crashes on the shore. That doesn’t work out! I’m going to just sit here and paddleboard'," she said.
Ansel also co-starred with Shailene in Divergent, and featured alongside Julianne Moore in Carrie in 2013.