The Fault in Our Stars

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Is Stephen Chbosky in the Running to Direct ‘The Fault in Our Stars’?

November 15, 2012

Huge kudos to Jen of Hypable for bringing this to my attention!

Stephen Chbosky, author of the amazing novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, also directed the film version of his book. It was one of the best adaptations, if not the best adaptation, I’ve ever seen. You can read my review of the film right HERE, I gave it 5 stars! His novel, like The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, deals with serious issues involving adolescents. Although he was a first-time director, he managed to get absolutely stellar performances from his young cast, and it hit home hard. It was just so well done, so relatable, and a tear jerker. You could just tell he cared so much, and that is key for The Fault in Our Stars. I had an exclusive interview with him at the Perks premiere in Los Angeles where you can really see how much he cares, which you can watch here. I love this novel so much and I want the movie version to do the amazing story and characters justice. It means so much to me.

Chbosky tweeted:

Scott Neustadter is one of the screenwriters behind the (apparently beyond-amazing) The Fault in Our Stars screenplay…so don’t you think this is just a little too big of a coincidence? I’m not confirming or denying anything, just taking what is out there and running with it! I think Stephen would be a perfect choice to direct the film, so…if they haven’t already signed him on, I hope he’s in talks! I’m so incredibly excited for this movie.

Watch our interview with Wyck Godfrey, where he talks the script:

Sound off in the comments: Do you think Stephen Chbosky should direct The Fault in Our Stars?

Kimmy is a 22 year old nerdfighter and artist who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Page to Premiere. When she's not writing about books and movies here or on her Hunger Games site called, she loves creating original content at her magazine and production company JØLVIE, manically Tumblr-ing, eating sushi, drinking Thai iced tea, and being lazy with her cat Rue! She hopes to be a published author one day. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimmymary.

  • MajorFilmFan

    Hey, if he isn’t going to write a follow up novel to “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” (which he shouldn’t, because he wrote such a masterpiece with “Perks”), he may as well start directing, because he really did a phenomenal job adapting his book to the big screen. I can see similarities between TFiOS and Perks, particularly in their no holds bard, brutal honesty about life and the challenges that teens face in life. I’m game for it!