|Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters and Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster|
Author John Green spoke with Entertainment Weekly and this was what he said about the casting: “Ansel is whip-smart and uber-charismatic and everything I dreamed for Augustus Waters. 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.”
Personally, I find Shailene too pretty. I'm curious on how she'll be portraying the sick smartass Hazel Grace. As for Ansel, well, let me just say that he was not what I had in mind of Augustus. I'm pretty doubtful as to the casting because I have never seen either of the leads act in any movie, but I'm giving them a chance. Besides, the movie deal is only in pre-production. Lots of things happen between then and now after all.
I'm also curious about who they'll cast as Peter Van Houten because he's such a peculiar and eccentric character.
|Fan-made Augustus Waters pic |
featuring Joshua Anthony Brand.
I gotta say though, Joshua Anthony Brand depicts a closer image to the Augustus Waters that I had in mind.
And of course, since I'm a huge fan of the book, I'm just going to put my two cents out there by citing the actors who I think, could be perfect for the role of Augustus Waters: Logan Lerman and Freddie Highmore.
|My personal choice for Augustus Waters: a tie between Logan Lerman and Freddie Highmore.|