Five Actors to Test for Male Lead in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ (Exclusive)

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Fox movie stars Shailene Woodley

With Theo James landing the male lead in Summit’s “Divergent,” the next big role for young men is the one opposite Shailene Woodley in Fox’s “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Brenton Thwaites, Nat Wolff, Nick Robinson, Noah Silver and Ansel Elgort will test this weekend for the role of Augustus “Gus” Waters, the former basketball player who lost his leg to cancer. Woodley’s character, Hazel,  meets him in a cancer support group.

Fox had no comment.

Josh Boone is on board to direct the adaptation based on John Green’s book.

Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber adapted the script with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen producing.

Given the book’s popularity and Woodley’s rising status, it’s been a priority to find her co-star and young thesps have chased the part with equal urgency. As of now, no one is considered a front-runner.

The WME-repped Thwaites was on the shortlist for the male lead in the next “Transformers” (which eventually went to Jack Reynor) and can be seen next in Disney’s “Maleficent.” Wolff was last seen in Focus’ “Admission” and is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

Robinson can be seen next in CBS Films pic “The Kings of Summer” and is repped by UTA and Principato-Young. The UTA repped Silver continues to be seen on “The Borgias.”

Elgort, who also stars with Woodley in “Divergent,” is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management

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  1. Nicole says:

    Dylan O’Brien is still my Augustus Waters.

  2. amancia says:

    theo james would have made an perfect augustus!

  3. A says:

    Brenton thwaites for Augustus!!!!!

  4. MaKenna says:

    I would like natt wold to play Augustus

  5. Noah says:

    Only Hazel can call him Gus.

  6. Caroline says:

    Who is Gus Ware…top notch journalism #Thatawkwardmoment

  7. Linds says:

    John Green just linked to your article via Twitter. Don’t think he’s too happy with this “Gus Ware” slip up. It’s Augustus Waters.

  8. mayiread says:

    I think the character is actually Augustus Waters.

  9. katie says:

    I think you’ll find the character’s name is Augustus WATERS, not Ware.

  10. Ash says:

    Augustus WATERS. Christ, what kind of junior reporting is this? A cursory google search could tell you the name of the character!

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