'The Fault in Our Stars' director Josh Boone gets John Green's stamp of approval

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Could this be the big news "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green was talking about? It's been confirmed that Fox 2000 has hired director Josh Boone to helm the novel's adaptation.

"If you read @JoshBooneMovies discussing TFiOS, you'll know why he's gonna direct it. Welcome to nerdfighteria, Josh!" Green tweeted.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about the "Stuck In Love" director getting the gig. Boone said in a statement that he turned to "The Fault in Our Stars" after he lost a close friend prior to making his first and only film.

"John's book came along just when I needed it," he said. "It pierced my heart and helped me deal with my grief. I laughed and cried and was left with an overwhelming feeling of hope. That our lives matter, that the love and kindness we share with others reverberates long after we're gone.

Boone added, "I feel the weight and responsibility to get this right and give his readers and devoted fans as pure a translation as possible ... We hope to create a little infinity within this film that fans can revisit over and over."

"The Fault in Our Stars" script is being written by "(500} Days of Summer" screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. It is rumored that Shailene Woodley is up for the lead role.

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