Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber wrote the screenplay adaptation that landed on the 2012 Black List, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.
ladies and gentlemen, the legendary Willem Dafoe will be gracing our presence playing Dr.Peter Van Houten in our #tfiosmovie . oh happy day!— Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) September 6, 2013
The story follows Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenager who joins a support group after being diagnosed with cancer. Hazel begins to fall for another cancer-stricken teenager Augustus (Ansel Elgort) from her group. Sam Trammell and Laura Dern are playing Hazel's father and mother, with Nat Wolff playing Isaac, Augustus' best friend.