Well folks, it looks like our Twitter sleuthing paid off! The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that Josh Boone will indeed be helming the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. And I’m going to go so far as to pretend they noticed us talking about it.
Whispers of Boone’s involvement surfaced over the weekend when a series of tweets connected Green, a big social networker, Boone and actress Shailene Woodley(The Descendants).
However, no word yet on our sleuthing for stars. THR goes on to say Woodley, has not been offered a role in the film. We noticed similar tweets between her and John Green, though, and followed up with confirmation from her representation that she is indeed being considered.
According to THR, TFioS is a pretty significant piece for Boone, who found solace in the book after he lost a close friend.
“John’s book came along just when I needed it,” Boone tells THR in a statement. “It pierced my heart and helped me deal with my grief. I laughed and cried and was left with an overwhelming feeling of hope. That our lives matter, that the love and kindness we share with others reverberates long after we’re gone.
And as John said in his most recent Vlogbrothers video, if there’s news it will come from him. True to his word, he also tweeted his excitement about the news.
— John Green (@realjohngreen) February 20, 2013
We’ll keep our ears to the ground and our eyes on the nuances of Twitter to bring more news as it comes. But in short – YAY!