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Casting for The Fault in Our Stars

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Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel Grace while Ansel Elgort plays Augustus Waters. Laura Dern will play Hazel Grace’s mom.

The Fault in Our Stars focuses on two cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus, who fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.

Filming begins next month in Pittsburgh and is slated for a 2015 theatrical release.

The film will be scored by Bright Eyes members Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott.

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Gone Girl Casting

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This book was a tough one with very unsympathetic, unlikeable characters particularly Amy Dunne. She will be played by Rosamund Pike [Jack Reacher]. Ben Affleck will play Nick. David Fincher directs, author Gillian Flynn adapted the screenplay and Reese Witherspoon will produce the adaptation.

A Tale of Love and Darkness– Amos Oz memoir

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Natalie Portman received a grant from the Jerusalem Film Fund to write, direct and star in an adaptation of Amos Oz’s memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Oz’s memoir takes place in the 1940s and 1950s in war torn Jerusalem.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Not sure why I chose to read this except that I’d seen it on many bestseller lists. In general, I don’t choose YA fiction although I thoroughly enjoyed The Hunger Games series. I read those due to the buzz.

The Fault in Our Stars is SO well-written: it’s lyrical, quotable, smart, funny and moving. Everything you look for in a novel about a young girl with terminal cancer. 16-year-old Hazel meets the charming Augustus in a cancer support group. The two have an honest, sweet first love that maybe only dying cancer patients can have.

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