Author John Green tweeted the following today:
Big news is forthcoming in re The Fault in Our Stars movie. THIS HAS BEEN A VERY EXCITING COUPLE OF DAYS.
— John Green (@realjohngreen) February 15, 2013
And Internet sleuths that we are, we noticed that both Shailene Woodley and John Green recently followed each other on Twitter.
We know there was going to be a director announcement “in two weeks” exactly two weeks ago; could a double announcement be on the horizon?
Many, many actresses names have been bandied about for this role; her as long as a year. Producers have previously said every big actress has been interested in/considered for this part. Her publicist has told us that she under consideration but not yet confirmed (which is what a publicist must do before the final word has been given).
Shailene is best known for her acting in The Descendants and Secret Life of the American Teenager; she is also playing Beatrice Prior in Divergent, the movie version of Veronica Roth’s dystopian novels (which is why we didn’t add her to this article). She’s also slated to play MJ The Amazing Spider-Man 2. However, never doubt the power of Hollywood schedulers: could she be pulling a Jennifer Lawrence, doing a Hunger Games and a Silver Linings Playbook type movie one after the other?
We’ll see, soon, if we are just being crazy Internet people or have fallen for a Twitter-themed hoax.
Update: Signs seem to say go. Since we posted this article Shailene retweeted John’s tweet. Expect a director AND lead actress announcement very soon!