Friday, May 10, 2013

Hey, Gus!: TFiOS Casting Update

Just announced that Ansel Elgort accepted the role of August of The Fault in Our Stars!

Here's what some of the crew had to say about it:

John Green (author):“Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters.  I am by nature a cautious pessimist, but I’ll just say it: Now that we have Shailene and Ansel, I am completely, unreservedly psyched about this movie.”
Josh Boone (director): “Ansel Elgort is the epitome of the boy John Green brought to life so vividly in his novel and he truly embodies the character traits we admire so much about Gus. His humor, sensitivity, honesty and confidence floored us. Watching him with Shailene was like seeing the film for the first time. Hearing then say okay to each other was incredibly moving. We couldn't be more thrilled to have found our Gus.”
Wyck Godfrey (producer): ”We were all swept away by the humor, charm, and aching vulnerability Ansel brought to his portrayal of Gus. His performance completely annihilated our concerns about his playing Caleb in Divergent with Shailene, and we are confident that the fans of Fault will fall in love with him the same way that Hazel does–slowly, and then all at once.”
My thoughts: I really know nothing about this guy except that he will be playing Caleb in Divergent.  If John Green says that he is the man for the job, he must be.  And he has some nice shirtless pictures online, so I like him already.  Haha.
How weird will it being first seeing him and Shailene as brother and sister and then as lovers?  Obviously, they have great chemistry together and are professional about their work, so I'm confident about these two movies!
What do you think about this casting?

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