Cara Delevingne Lands Female Lead in John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Cara Delevingne
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Cara Delevingne is in talks to co-star with Nat Wolff in the adaptation of John Green’s “Paper Towns” for Fox 2000.

Jake Schreier will direct.

The story follows young neighbors who share the jarring experience of finding the body of a man who committed suicide. The two leads grow apart — until the night he finds her at his bedroom window, dressed like a ninja. She enlists him in a campaign to get revenge on the people who’ve hurt her. The next day, she vanishes and he is left to ponder the ramifications of the evening. Then he begins getting clues and follows them in an attempt to find her.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (who also adapted Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”) are writing the script.

After the success of “Stars,” which grossed $280 million worldwide, Fox is hopeful fans will have an appetite for another complex YA love story.

Fox 2000 seems to want to stay in business with the model-turned-actress, as she is also in talks to star in its Beach Boys inspired “All Summer Long.” She most recently wrapped production on the Warner Bros. film “Pan.”

She is repped by WME and United Agents.

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  1. MARGO says:

    So excited that @mountain_goats brilliant novel WOLF IN WHITE VAN is a National Book Award finalist. Brilliant book. Can’t let it go http://papertownsmovie.org/cara-delevingne-margo-paper-towns-movie/

  2. @DaGeneralPatton says:

    Cara is getting it. Great gig. Great writers. Great leading man. Great Studio. YASSSSSS!

  3. Lisa says:

    Great news, Cara will be brilliant in the film, she is becoming a very good actress.

  4. largo2032@hotmail.com says:

    This woman cannot act! She is a freaking model for christsakes

    • Maddy says:

      People can have other interests and talents? Some actors even write, direct and sing for the movies they’re in so I’m pretty sure someone who’s good at acting can also model.. Why are you so one-minded?

  5. Corinne says:

    If by “…Fox is hopeful fans will have an appetite for another complex YA love story,” you mean, “Fox is hopeful fans will have an appetite for another boring/overdone/Nicholas Sparks-esque love story,” then yeah, sure they will.

    When will Hollywood stop creating such disinteresting films with the same actors and recycled plots?

    There’s nothing wrong with making something different, Hollywood! If you really can’t be bothered to come up with something of your own (also known as, your creativity is dead), at least purchase rights to books that have something diverse to offer as opposed to the stereotypical ‘white boy and white girl meet, white boy and white girl fall in love, *something tragic/sad/blah blah blah happens,* white boy and white girl lose each other, *they both have an epiphany,* white boy and white girl get back together, the end.’

    Again, it is boring. It is overdone. It is not interesting any more, and it is most definitely not worth the overpriced popcorn and two hours at the cinema.

    • Caroline says:

      Well it’s obvious you haven’t read the book because it’s nothing like that at all. Enjoy being a close minded pessimist. Jerk.

  6. Delevingner says:

    She’s perfect for the role. She’s in the beginning of her career and this film, along with ‘Pan’ & ‘ The Face of an Angel’, Cara will prove everyone in the entertainment industry that she can be both an amazing actress and a legendary model. Besides, I trust that all of John Green’s adaptations will be great; his stories are well written and highly likeable. I can’t wait to watch her as Margo on the big screen!!!

  7. julields says:

    sooooo great that you turn that beautiful book as a movie, but why don’t you do “looking for alaska” before ? This book HAS to be a movie more than everyone else, even tfios

  8. Halie says:

    I don’t think she’s right for the role, but I’ll keep an open mind. I didn’t agree with the casting for Gus in The Fault In Our Stars either, but upon seeing the film, I can’t imagine anybody but Ansel playing Augustus Waters, so maybe that will be the case with Margo as well.

  9. Shauna says:

    Unfortunately you’re an uneducated, close-minded bigot. Someone please explain to me what her sexuality could possibly have to do with her ability to act?

  10. Marce says:

    Since when your sexual orientation defines your beauty or your habilty to do something like act? I can’t understand it.

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