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John Green is crying again. Not because he’s sad, really. More like the way parents weep at weddings and at high school graduations. This sudden, unstoppable rush of happy tears has become so common for the 36-year-old author as he watches the filming of his 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, that it’s now a bit of a running joke. “John Green cries all the time,” says director Josh Boone, laughing. “This set basically has no testosterone whatsoever.”

This is a love story. It is a story of joy and devastating loss and, most of all, life. It will make you laugh and rejoice and think and feel and will expand your heart in gratitude and humility, and it will forever change the way you hear the word “okay,” and, yes, it will make you cry. If you are one of the millions of people who have read The Fault in Our Stars, you know this already. If you are not, prepare yourself — you will not walk away from this book, or this film, unaltered. Okay? Okay.
It’s September 2013 on a bright afternoon in Pittsburgh, and Shailene Woodley, who plays 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster, stands in a simple blue dress the color of cornflowers and adjusts the cannula tubes in her nostrils. Her hair, so long and lustrous in her last film, Divergent, has been cropped short. She is waiting.

Hazel is a jeans-and-T-shirt girl. No makeup, no fuss. She also has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, so she must be connected to a portable oxygen tank to breathe. Not too long ago she met a boy named Augustus “Gus” Waters (Ansel Elgort) in a cancer support group — Gus was there for his friend Isaac (Nat Wolff). Gus is in remission (osteosarcoma), is handsome and clever, and has homed in on Hazel like a tractor beam. She has resisted him — her diagnosis is terminal, and she spends a lot of time worrying about the destructive effect her death will have on her parents. But he is fearless and persistent, and she has, despite herself, quietly fallen in love with him. They are about to go out to dinner in Amsterdam — they’ve joined forces on a quest to meet the reclusive author of Hazel’s favorite book (Willem Dafoe) — and now she is standing in this room, wearing this dress that her mother (Laura Dern) picked out for her, and she is waiting for him.

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Forget — for just a moment — about summer’s spandex-clad superheroes and cities being destroyed by robots and monsters. The Fault in Our Stars, out June 6 and adapted from the 2012 best-selling John Green novel, stands to be the must-see love story of the season.

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Sara Vilkomerson reports from The Fault in Our Stars set in Pittsburgh and explores how TFIOS — which tells the love story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group — became an unlikely YA phenomenon. “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular,” says Green. “I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.”

Luckily, one studio decided to take a chance on the project. Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler remembers how producer Wyck Godfrey convinced her to make the film. “Wyck called me and said, ‘You can’t pass on this. You have to do this,” she says. “I said, ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ And he said, ‘Because. It makes you remember when you were a teenager and you were in love for the first time and you didn’t want to hang up the phone.’”

With a modest budget of $12 million, every piece of the TFIOS puzzle was carefully considered — from hiring director Josh Boone to casting rising stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles of Hazel and Augustus. Green, who was on set for just about every day of shooting, found the experience an unexpected pleasure. “Shailene has become Hazel to me. Ansel has become Gus,” he says. “The feeling I’ve had consistently is this deep weird joy.”

-Source: EW.com

Having already gone through the social media wringer when he was cast in the young-adult franchise “Divergent,” Ansel Elgort thought he had a pretty good idea about how passionate and protective readers can be about their favorite books. Then he won the role of Augustus Waters, the love interest in the movie adaptation of John Green’s bestselling romance “The Fault in Our Stars,” and the 20-year-old actor realized he had crossed into an uncharted realm.
For the first few hours after the news broke last May, Elgort’s Twitter following mushroomed, and many of the newcomers weren’t shy about sharing their opinion about his casting.

“I was on my phone nonstop, refreshing Twitter and reading all these aggressive comments,” Elgort remembers. “‘Who the … is this guy?’ ‘He’s not Augustus Waters!’ ‘He’s not what he looks like at all! His eyes aren’t even blue!'”

They are, in fact, hazel. And Elgort’s hair is light brown, not dark, as described in the book. But judging from fans’ enthusiastic reaction to an early screening of the movie (which arrives in theaters June 6), those surface distinctions will be quickly forgotten. As Green puts it: “Augustus was going to be the hardest character to cast. And I think once people see Ansel, they’ll realize there are more important things than the color of his eyes.”

At the beginning of “The Fault in Our Stars,” Augustus meets Hazel Grace Lancaster, the story’s 16-year-old narrator, at a cancer support group meeting. She doesn’t want to be there but then notices this “lean and muscular” older boy with a crooked smile staring at her, making her “rather blushy.” Afterward, she notices him looking at her again and asks him why.

“Because you’re beautiful,” he answers. “I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”

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As expected the full track list for The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack was released Saturday afternoon and includes a few high-profile artists.

Arguably the most popular artist on the list is Ed Sheeran who had tweeted a hint about being involved last month. Other artists revealed today include M83, Ray LaMontage, and Jake Bugg.

The full line up is below:

1) Ed Sheeran – “All Of The Stars”
2) Jake Bugg – “Simple As This”
3) Grouplove – “Let Me In”
4) Birdy & Jaymes Young – “Best Shot”
5) Kodaline – “All I Want”
6) Tom Odell – “Long Way Down”
7) Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
8) STRFKR – “While I’m Alive”
9) Indians – “Oblivion”
10) The Radio Dept. – “Strange Things Will Happen”
11) Afasi & Filthy – “Bomfallarella”
12) Ray LaMontagne – “Without Words”
13) Birdy – “Not About Angels”
14) Lykke Li – “No One Ever Loved”
15) M83 – “Wait”

Bonus track
16) Birdy – “Tee Shirt” *

Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” one of the original songs on the Fault in Our Stars soundtrack, was released yesterday by MTV. You can listen to it here.

Tomorrow during the MTV Movie Awards pre show, the first clip from The Fault in Our Stars movie will be released. Check back in the early evening to watch it online!

-Source: Hypable.com

Lionsgate announced Friday that the Divergent trilogy’s final book, Allegiant, will be split into two films — following the franchise trend spurred by the Harry Potter films and aped by both the Twilight movies and the Hunger Games series. Allegiant — Part 1 will be released March 18, 2016, while Allegiant — Part 2 will arrive on March 24, 2017. The studio has not announced where they plan to split the novel’s story.

“Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in Allegiant, a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger in a statement. “The storytelling arc and world of the characters lend themselves perfectly to two films, a storytelling strategy that has worked very well for us on the two Twilight Breaking Dawn films and about which we’re tremendously enthusiastic for the two upcoming Mockingjay films of The Hunger Games franchise.”

So far, Divergent has made $117 million at the domestic box office in its first three weeks of release. Up next will be the second film of the saga, Insurgent (directed by Robert Schwentke), which will hit theaters March 20, 2015.

-Source: EW.com

In case you somehow haven’t already seen or heard, The Fault in Our Stars — starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort — is heading to theaters this summer on June 6.

Just ahead of the sweeping love story’s release, one of the soundtrack artists (sorry, we can’t reveal who it is just yet!) will be filming a very special video in the next few weeks…and we want to give you a chance to be a part of the action. You want in?

THE PRIZE

A chance to be included in a very special music video for The Fault in Our Stars.

HOW TO WIN

Post an Instagram telling us how The Fault in Our Stars has given you the courage to live, love, and make life awesome. Tag it #TFIOSEncouragements for a chance to be included in a very special music video for the movie.

Good luck, and make sure to check back here on Saturday for the soundtrack’s tracklisting!

-Source: Idolator.com

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort play brother and sister in the dystopian setting the recent blockbuster Divergent, where humanity grapples with categorization as a means of societal control. But shortly after filming the film, which is based on a novel by Veronica Roth, Woodley and Elgort had to shift their onscreen relationship for another book adaptation. In The Fault In Our Stars, the duo play teenage love interests who are both dealing with impending doom of another kind — cancer.

The film, out June 6, is based on a popular young adult novel by John Green; it follows a 16-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster who encounters a compelling young man named Augustus Waters in a support group. For Woodley, there were a lot of reasons to accept the role of Hazel, whose witty narration in the novel carries over into the film in voiceover form.

“There were so many things!” Woodley tells TIME about what drew her to Hazel. “The fact that Hazel at such a young age realizes that all of this is fleeting and that none of it matters. That it doesn’t matter how big of a mark you leave on the world or how many great things you do, or if you change the world or if you’re Martin Luther King Jr. or Cleopatra or homeboy down the street. Eventually it’s all going to end, and oblivion is inevitable. So you might as well enjoy every moment and live every moment in a present state of mind. The fact that she understood that at such a young age was so powerful to me.”

The casting for The Fault In Our Stars was announced midway through filming Divergent, but both actors felt able to aptly separate the two films. Elgort, who was cast as Augustus in Fault, plays Caleb Prior in Divergent, the brother of Woodley’s character Beatrice Prior. Caleb is logical and driven by his intelligence, whereas Augustus is a fun-loving teenager who manages to find a bright side to a cancer diagnosis.

“When you’re there and you’re Caleb, you have to be Caleb,” Elgort says. “I hadn’t thought about Augustus Waters yet. And then when you change characters, you change the way you look, you change the way you feel. Everything changes. You almost start to think that Shailene is two different people in the projects. You meld with your character a little bit, naturally. You start to pick up those tendencies a little bit.”

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Two of young Hollywood’s hottest young actors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars,” will join the star studded line-up of presenters handing out golden popcorn during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which air live on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre.

And before they take the stage, fans will get to see an exclusive scene from “The Fault in Our Stars” during the 2014 Movie Awards Pre-Show, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Woodley and Elgort join host Conan O’Brien and previously announced presenters Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. Academy Award-nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, which will be presented the award by “Entourage” cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015.

Voting for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards is open at MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 12 in categories you’ll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-Sh– Performance, Best Musical Moment, #WTF Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more. Voting for Movie of the Year will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.

-Source: MTV.com

Ansel Elgort was named “the next big thing” by this week’s Hollywood Reporter. The 20-year old-actor has two highly anticipated films coming out in the next few months.

Opening tonight in theaters, “Divergent” is based on the first book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy.

Then in June, Elgort stars as Augustus a movie adaptation of a young adult bestseller, “The Fault in Our Stars,” which is based on John Green’s book.

Elgort performs opposite actress Shailene Woodley in both films. He plays her brother in “Divergent” and her boyfriend in “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“Hopefully people go to the movies and they don’t even notice — or if they do, then they forget it very quickly. I mean, I know I did and I’m even the guy,” he says.

On being forced to choose a “faction” in this fictional society
“People aren’t meant to be pigeonholed into personality groups or these factions, and that’s why this world doesn’t work, and that’s what sets the conflict, and that’s what makes it an interesting story. But also, people enjoy these dystopian stories for a reason, because you have a heroine, like Beatrice, and she can make a difference, which in modern-day society, young people especially, or anyone, you know, can’t make that big of a difference. It’s hard to change a lot, so people watch these dystopian stories, and it’s inspiring and it’s fun to watch.”

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Ansel Elgort is classic in black and white for the latest edition of the Just Jared Spotlight photo series.

The 20-year-old actor stars as Caleb Prior in the new movie Divergent, which hits theaters with late night previews TONIGHT (March 20) and will be everywhere this weekend.

Ansel made his film debut just last year in the remake of Carrie and will next be seen as the male lead in the highly anticipated book-to-screen adaptation The Fault in Our Stars opposite his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley.

In our interview with Ansel, he told us about working on Divergent, his thoughts on the star-studded cast, going to school for ballet, getting a record deal, and starring alongside Adam Sandler in the upcoming movie Men, Woman & Children.

Click inside for our complete exclusive interview with Ansel Elgort…

Ansel Elgort Interview – JustJared.com Exclusive

Just Jared: What was your most memorable scene to shoot on Divergent?

Ansel Elgort: Chasing after the train when we escape from Dauntless – after they mess up Jeanine (Kate Winslet). It was my first time doing some action!

JJ: What was your favorite prop from set?

AE: They designed these cool new futuristic guns. I mean, the whole set, from costumes to props and everything, they made all this new stuff.

JJ: What was your favorite off screen moment?

AE: We went to a nice dinner with pretty much everyone including Maggie Q. After that, we the whole cast got pretty wild dancing at some random place. Then we went to some jazz bar. Also, I spent a lot of time with Tony Goldwyn, and the last three days, he was on set before he wrapped, we went to dinner like three days in a row.

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