Few days ago, there were five actors who were rumored to vye for the role of Augustus Waters in the movie adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars." These guys include Brenton Thwaites, Nat Wolff, Nick Robinson, Noah Silver and Ansel Elgort. And the lucky guy to play the most coveted role of Augustus "Gus" Waters is none other than Ansel Elgort. He will soon be joining Shailene Woodley, who plays Hazel in the upcoming TFiOS movie.
Author John Green on Ansel as Augustus:
“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 on Ansel as Augustus:
“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.”
Producer Godfrey Wyck on Ansel as Augustus:
”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.”
Thanks EW for the news.
In case you don't know Ansel Elgort plays the brother of Shailene Woodley's character in Divergent, another young adult book by Veronica Roth that will be adapted to movie soon. They have already started filming so I guess working again for another movie will make them comfortable on set.
You will see Ansel in Carrie with Chloe Grace Moretz this fall. What do you think of Ansel as Augustus? Are you excited?