Ansel Elgort Offered Role of Gus in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
Ansel Elgort may be a name you need to remember!
It looks like the 19-year-old is set to go from playing Shailene Woodley’s brother to playing her lover!
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ansel has been offered the coveted role of Augustus “Gus” Waters in the film adaptation of John Gren’s bestseller The Fault In Our Stars. Shailene Woodley plays the female lead Hazel.
“Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters,” John Green tells EW in an exclusive statement. “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.”
Director Josh Boone tells EW: “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.”
Ansel can be seen next in the remake of Carrie this fall and currently filming Divergent where he plays Caleb Prior, Tris’ (Woodley) brother. Says The Fault in Our Stars producer Wyck Godfrey: ”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.”
The Fault in Our Stars follows the beautiful and tragic story of Hazel and Gus, two teens who meet in a cancer support group.
What do you think of the casting?