Six months ago, I received news that I wasn’t expecting: John Green’s book Paper Towns (my second favorite after The Fault in Our Stars) is being made into a movie! This news came a full two months before The Fault In Our Stars movie was released in theaters. Granted, social media was all abuzz where everything TFIOS was concerned, but still, I find it an interesting move to announce another John Green adaptation before the first adaptation’s box office numbers have come in. That said, The Fault In Our Stars was a resounding success.
Now, six months later, here’s what we know so far:
- Paper Towns will be adapted by Fox 2000, the same film company that adapted The Fault In Our Stars.
- The screenwriters for The Fault In Our Stars (Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber) will be returning.
- The producers for TFIOS (Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen) will return. John Green will be an executive producer.
- Nat Wolff—who played Isaac in TFIOS—will be playing Quentin (“Q”), the lead male role for Paper Towns.
- Paper Towns will hit theaters on July 31st, 2015 (which will wonderfully coincide with GeekyCon 2015)!
- Jake Schreier, director of Robot & Frank, will direct Paper Towns.
- Cara Delevingne, 22 year old British model and actress, will play Margo Roth Spiegelman.
Many of these announcements came from the author (and executive producer extraordinaire) himself, John Green. If you’re not following @johngreen on Twitter, you really should be. There will be more news about the Paper Towns movie to come (which I do plan to report on FictionRow.com), but until then, I leave you with John Green’s tweet shouting praise for Cara Delevingne:
Cara Delevigne’s audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly. I am so excited!
— John Green (@johngreen) September 16, 2014
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