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Ansel Elgort: Augustus Waters in 'Fault in Our Stars' Movie!

Ansel Elgort: Augustus Waters in 'Fault in Our Stars' Movie!

Ansel Elgort has been offered the role of Augustus Waters in the highly anticipated film The Fault in Our Stars, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The 19-year-old actor will star opposite Shailene Woodley, who he is working with right now on the film Divergent.

Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters,” the novel’s author John Green told EW. “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.”

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,” director Josh Boone added. “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.”

In case you missed it, check out Ansel‘s sexy shirtless photo shoot for Flaunt‘s spring issue!

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  • nope

    NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

  • N

    no

  • guest4114

    umm…considering i just read the book today and the fact that i am now convinced i am somewhat subconsciously phsycic…
    who the hell is that kid?

  • noob

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I AM SO UPSET! WHYYYYYYYY?? I never ever hate on a casting choice ever, but this is just completely the wrong decision. UGH

  • http://shopsitesg.com unique products

    Wrong decision

  • Sofía Sartori

    SUCH A WRONG DECISION.
    BOTH, MALE AND FEMELE

  • lolly

    I’ve just stopped watching movies based on books. After they ruined The hunger games and the entire Harry potter series (the first two was some what OK) I just prefer to have the good memory and of the story from the book itself.

  • sarah

    I don’t really think he’s that bad of a choice? let’s face it, no one is ever going to look like the Gus you imagined reading the book. it was the same way with almost every movie adaptation of any novel. to be fair, he does basically fit the physical description (“long and leanly muscular” ahem), and with a haircut and maybe a bit of dye he’d fit perfectly. all I’m saying is you all need to stop judging the actors so heavily before you’ve even seen them act the role.

  • kiersten

    no, there playing sibling’s in divergent right? NOOONOOOOOO, way too weird for me when i see both the movies, i’m gonna be freaked out.

  • 123

    no

  • 123

    I imagined Augustus more like that Noah Silver guy, I don’t like this choice

  • http://@MicadC Petu

    I like him, but it’s awkward, they’re going to be siblings en Divergent movie!!!!!

  • Giulia

    Didn’t like either one!!

    I feel like they are making big decisions waaaay too much fast…..

  • Emily

    NO! Ugh :c I was so excited for this film. Come on, it’s Augustus Waters! He has to be beyond stunning! :c

  • Hazel Grace

    Joshua Anthony Brand :(

  • http://Heychicka@tumblr.com Ella

    @sarah: actually Dylan O’Brien looks so much like Gus! And Joshua Brand looks EXACTLY
    Like him.

  • no

    Please no!!!!

  • Dp

    Well, if you insist John Green. I still think that Grant Gustin would have made a perfect Augustus.

  • http://@majofonticoba Majo

    Wrongest decision ever. I don’t think Shailene fits, neither Ansel Egort.
    They should’ve pick Joshua Anthony Brand, although he’s just a model, or Dylan O’Brien! There’s also a mexican guy who fits for Augustus, his name is Jos Canela (look him up in twitter). And for Hazel Grace, I think Sami Gayle could have fit… she has the hair, the round face, and she’s pretty young, like Hazel, and Shailene looks older than a 16 year old. She’s really beautiful, but I don’t imagine her as Hazel. Sorry.

  • A

    NOOOOO I really wanted Nat Wolff :(

  • Read

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! He is playing her brother in Divergent movies!! WTH!!

  • http://urbah.tumblr.com/ Urbah

    He looks nothing like the HOT Augustus we all imagined!!

    He looks more like Hazel’s non existent baby brother.

    Im sorry,but I am not happy with this. :/

    Aaron Jonhson!! </3

  • Caitlin Hayle

    Why is everyone on here suggesting like, freaking models because they look like the characters? Are you kidding me? It’s not about it they ‘look’ like the characters, it’s about if they can play them. A model can’t act. A random guy you saw once can’t act. These are professional, famous actors and actresses and I’m sure they will do a brilliant job. John Green seems to think they are perfect, and he created these characters, he knows EXACTLY how they are played and who they really are. Stop complaining about looks and wait until you can give it a proper chance. They won’t look the same ffs.

  • I DONT KNOW

    NONONONONO. I’m being optimistic about Austus’ casting, because when Robert Pattinson was casted as Edward, everyone hated it but look at him now.. Hazel is completly wrong though, and although he’s not an actor, i’d have preferred Joshua Brand as Augustus (Google him)

  • Jennifer

    NO…Very bad choice…

  • Anon

    I seriously think people need to calm down about this. HE WAS NEVER GOING TO BE EXACTLY THE AUGUSTUS YOU IMAGINED. Ansel isn’t exactly what I had imagined either, but if John Green is happy with the choice, then so am I. I mean seriously, what are you all basing your judgements on? one picture of him? we haven’t even seen him as Augustus yet!

  • Brendi

    I think Ansel remain good for the role of Isaac but definitely not for Augustus, that role was meant for Joshua Anthony Brand. He was so perfect and they just hired Ansel because he will be in Divergent, is foolish, should have taken into account the opinion of the fans. Well if it was the whole bit of British accent, that is not impossible to solve, if Robert Pattinson could learn the American accent, Joshua too. Very disappointed.

  • Helen

    Bad bad choice. Cameron Monaghan would have been great in this.

  • http://@_omfglindsay Lindsay

    I’m sorry but he would be the worst Agustus ever, It should be Josh Brand, he is not the way I imagined Agustus being in the book, this is the worst choice ever omg

  • j

    SHAILENE IS SOOOOOOO UGLY… SHE LOOKS LIKE A PIG, OMFG. NO, NO. PLEASE NO.

  • https://twitter.com/SaadGKhan saadgkhan

    I donno know how I feel about this as we have not seen Ansel’s work and neither Carrie or Divergent will show much of his potential but since he did theater I’m keeping my fingers cross.
    PS Brother/Sister in Divergent Movie & Lovers in The Fault in Our Stars now that’s tricky.

  • Annie

    Could they screw it up any more? I’m not happy with him as Augustus nor with Shailene as Hazel. I think Joshua Anthony Brand would be better pick.

  • BookJace

    Better than the guy they got for Jace in TMI.

  • Janette

    John Green loves them, I will love them too. DFTBA.

  • Cutie Patutie

    Um, not sure bout dis. He’s uber fit, so thats good, as Gus should be. But I dunno… not how I pictured.

  • Hm…

    I know the castings cannot be all perfect but I expected him to have black curly hair, a nice smile, and he was tall. Just sayin.

  • Maggie

    If John Green is thrilled about both of these actors playing the characters HE wrote, I don’t understand why everyone is so upset when the personality of the characters is obviously far more important to the story than their looks…?

  • Desi

    OMG WTF!!!!!!!!! WORST SELECTION FOR MOVIE CASTING EVER!!!! JOSHUA BRAND IS EXACTLY WHAT I IMAGINED AUGUSTUS TO BE!!!! AND SHAILENE WOODLEY SUCKS AS AN ACTRESS. THESE PEOPLE ALREADY RUINED THE MOVIE JUST BY THE CAST OMG NOOOOO :(((

  • Desi

    @Annie: i AGREE 100%

  • emily

    hmmm seeing as I know nothing about the actor I cannot judge. I think the comment about someone saying go hire models, is fairly illogical. Have you seen Twilight? Good looking people, dreadful production. We need REAL actors here! I am putting my faith into the production team until the we actually see the show. Yes it could turn out both ways, but no point worrying about something if you haven’t even seen what happens yet.

  • uh hai

    um nOPE SHAILENE WOODLEY OR HOWEVER YOU EVEN SPELL HER NAME IS TOTALLY WRONG AND THAT KID IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO SEXY LIKE AUGUSTUS SHOULD BE uGH NOPE WRONG

  • Marifer

    NOO!!! Im so upset right now ! LOGAN LERMAN IS AUGUSTUS >:’(

  • Thannya

    NO! Shailene is a horrible actor she just doesn’t cutt out for the part
    Sami Gayle would have been better and as for Augustus WHAT THE HELL WERE JOHN GREEN AND JOSH BONE THINKING?! they had so much to choose from and chose him?! he is NOTHING at all what augustus is Josh brand was my pick and for people saying “LOOKS DON’T MATTER” guess what THEY DO you can’t cast someone that looks like norbit to be hazel they have to look as close as described in the book
    I am definitely NOT going to tune in for this DISASTER of a movie

  • Faye

    Nooo This is wrong! Ansel doesn’t have the blue eyes- and he just doesn’t fit the part for me! Joshua Brand would have been perfect!
    eeeeeeeergh

  • Isabella

    NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPEADFSKAHFAOUBAOIFHAEOIHAICNAIFFFFFFF NO.

    ANAL ELGOT IS NOT GUS. GET JOSHUA ANTHONY BRAND OR AT LEAST DYLAN O’BRIAN OR I’M GOING TO EXXPPLLOOODDDDDDDEEEEEEE. like a grenade ;)

  • Isabella

    @noob: hells yea

  • Alexandra

    She don´t like me for Hazel, i wait the trailer

  • Atime

    noooo!! i love this book and all but they should have chosen Joshua Anthony Brand, yes even though he is a model!!

  • K

    @Faye:
    Pft, like hell. If you’re really a fan you’ll go to see the movie, because I mean COME ON PEOPLE! Yeah, maybe you might not like the casting choices, but there was a movie series I watched a while ago and I thought some of the casting was sitting, but that wasn’t what was important! You get the opportunity to see the characters actually brought to life out of the page. I’m sure we all know how different it is from reading it and seeing it. So seriously, chill out. Even if he’s not who I probably wouldn’t picked, I’m not exactly a movie director and probably wouldn’t have a clue what I was doing. Let the people do their jobs.

  • spannerbanana

    no!!!! JOSHUA ANTHONY BRAND should play augustus !!!!!!! this has p*ssed me off so much.

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