Josh Boone helms adaptation
Story follows two young cancer patients who fall for each other during treatment.
“During our exhaustive search to find Hazel Grace Lancaster, I saw some stunning auditions by today’s finest young actresses,” Boone said. “Over 250 girls read for the part, but it wasn’t until Shailene stepped in front of the camera that I truly saw Hazel for the first time. It was like lightning striking. I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see what I have.”
Before landing lead roles in big-budget tentpoles like “Divergent,” Woodley broke out with her role in “The Descendants,” which earned her a Golden Globes best supporting actress nomination.
The Paradigm, Principato-Young and Savage Agency-repped Woodley can be seen next in the A24 pic “The Spectacular Now.”