Nerdfighters: Your beloved Hazel Grace Lancaster is in good hands.
While on the publicity trail for her other upcoming young-adult adaptation, "The Spectacular Now" (which co-stars her "Divergent" cast mate Miles Teller), Shailene Woodley opened up to MTV News about the process of landing the lead in "The Fault in Our Stars." And let's just say there wasn't much she wouldn't have done to support this story.
"Oh my god. Oh, god, it's so good. It's so good," Shailene said dreamily. "I read the script a year ago and basically said no matter what I have to do, I will do anything to be in this movie, even if I audition for Hazel and they're like, 'No, you're not her,' I just really want to be an extra because I'm so passionate about it. So I read the book and fought really, really hard for it. And, finally, when they cast the director, I auditioned for him, and I guess he liked what I did because I got it."
Of course, Hazel is only one-half of the adorable couple dreamed up by author John Green, and that's when the search for fellow cancer patient Augustus Waters began, ultimately leading to another of Shailene's "Divergent" co-stars (Ansel Elgort) landing the role.
The "Gone Girl" has been found.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that "Jack Reacher" actress Rosamund Pike, rumored to be in contention for the role of Amy Dunne, will indeed star opposite Ben Affleck in the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel.
Directed by David Fincher, the film centers around the disappearance of 30-something Amy on her fifth wedding anniversary, with suspicion—and the ensuing media circus—landing on husband Nick's doorstep.
Fine, fine, we'll humor you "Hunger Games" noobs who haven't taken the time to devour the series' gripping sequel "Catching Fire" (but, seriously, why not!?!). Though it's safe to say the following interview with star Lenny Kravitz is spoiler free, we can't guarantee it's not without its hints of the action to come.
We caught up with the actor/musician at San Diego Comic-Con, where he helped debut the new trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" alongside co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, and beforehand, he gave us a tease of what to expect from his costume-designing character Cinna.
"You get to see Cinna and Katniss' relationship become closer," Lenny said. "He's really, really behind her. She depends on him, and they trust each other. And he makes some statements with the fashion, sort of political statements that come through in his designs."
Manhattan, it's time you met your match.
Mere days after it was announced actress Lindsey Gort had been cast in the role of man-eater Samantha Jones in The CW's "Carrie Diaries" comes our first look at the blonde in character! And it's everything we'd expect from a 1980s Samantha—down to the belly-baring crop top and studded belt.
Producers described the young Samantha thusly (via TVLine): "Through a surprising connection, our young Carrie Bradshaw will meet one of the most important people in her life this season in a role made iconic by Kim Cattrall: Samantha Jones, a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way—and already a name for herself—in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC."
A month after Nat Wolff revealed to Hollywood Crush that he was in contention for another role in the big-screen adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars" (after having auditioned for the Augustus Waters part), Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the 18-year-old will indeed play fellow Cancer Kid Support Group member Isaac.
"The Fault in Our Stars," based on the beloved best-seller by John Green, will be the second film Nat has worked on with director Josh Boone, following the romantic drama "Stuck in Love." And as I noted at the time of the flick's limited release, Nat's performance as sensitive teen Rusty was not only a standout but made me curious as to what he could do with the part of Isaac, an even more vulnerable teen fumbling his way through heartbreak.
It's hard out there for an adaptation director. No matter how masterful of a movie you make, someone (and you just know there's going to be someone) will complain that the film doesn't hew close enough to the source material. Or that their favorite scene was cut. Or that the protagonist is supposed to be 5'8" not 5'7". And on. And on. And on. So we must recognize "Divergent" helmer Neil Burger, who despite knowing he can't please everyone is trying his darndest to do just that.
"Obviously a movie is a little bit different than a book and certain things will be changed and people will be like, 'Where's the...' but mostly we have it in," Neil told VH1's Sabrina Rojas Weiss while chatting about the film at San Diego Comic-Con.
"Actually, I added quite a few things back from the script that was first presented to me," he continued. "I was like, 'Where's the zip-line? Where's Christina being hung over the chasm?' So we worked those back in, which the movie is stuffed full of events, but they're events that we love from the book."
It's day three of Comic-Con, and guess who's blazing onto the set of our live stream? Only the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"!
Stick close as we talk with your favorite tributes, in addition to atars from "Godzilla" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." It all starts at 2 p.m. ET, so get clickin'!
If you tuned into yesterday's Comic-Con live stream straight from San Diego, you know we already broke the YA seal with the dreamy dystopian cast of the upcoming "Divergent." AND WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED. Don your best black because today's line-up includes none other than those demon-destroying Shadowhunters from the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series!
Also on the docket? Oh, just the casts of "Kick-Ass 2" and the "Godzilla" remake. Yep, it's a big day, so be sure to get clicking on our live stream—hosted by Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith—at 2 p.m. ET!
All aboard! The "Divergent" train is bound for San Diego Comic-Con today—making a stop along the way at the MTV Depot for a can't-miss live stream hosted by MTV News' Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith.
That's right: We'll be chatting up the cast of the highly anticipated adaptation, including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lamb, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold, director Neil Burger and author Veronica Roth.
And that's not all! Your favorite residents of Beacon Hills will stop by to talk all things "Teen Wolf," plus the cast of "Ender's Game" will beam in too!
It all starts right here at 2 p.m. ET today and continues all weekend long! What are you waiting for? Get clicking!
If you've been at a literary loss since Aimee Carter published the final installment of her "Goddess Test" series, "The Goddess Inheritance," back in February, than today should prove promising. Aimee's preparing her next saga, the dystopian "Blackcoat Rebellion" series, and Hollywood Crush has your EXCLUSIVE look at the cover art for the first book, "Pawn"!
The tale takes place in a not-so-distant future in which society has been divided into classes, each signified by a number. Because of her dyslexia, teen Kitty Doe is branded a "III," making her part of the working class. Sent on assignment far from her family and boyfriend, Kitty's ready to go rogue...until the prime minister's niece dies under mysterious circumstances, and she is asked to impersonate her (through surgical alteration) in the "VII"-ranked ruling family. Intriguing, much?