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.
Today, I met Scott Neustadter – one of the writers of (500) Days of Summer.We talked about The Smiths!He was a great guy.
— Stephen Chbosky (@StephenChbosky) November 14, 2012
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.
Sound off in the comments: Do you think Stephen Chbosky should direct The Fault in Our Stars?