The story is adapted from Josh Green's novel that centers on Hazel Green Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenager stricken with cancer who falls in love with Augustus (Ansel Elgort), a young man from her support group. Sam Trammell is playing Hazel's father in the drama, alongside Laura Dern as the girl's mother. Nat Wolff co-stars as Augustus' best friend, Isaac.
Josh Boone (Stuck in Love) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ((500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now). Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing through their Temple Hill Entertainment company, with shooting scheduled to begin this month in Pittsburgh.