Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TFIOS screenwriters talk about TFIOS and The Spectacular Now

The screenwriters of "The Spectacular Now" and "The Fault In Our Stars," Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter talked to fansites like Page To Premiere about adapting both films for screen, having Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller act out their words and more.

They spoke briefly about TFIOS:

You guys also wrote the screenplay for The Fault in Our Stars and I was wondering since you saws Shailene Woodley work with you’re The Spectacular Now script did you write The Fault in Our Stars script in part to play into Shailene’s strengths?
Writers: No. She was a big fan of the book and our script. It seemed like there was a false story going around that it was predetermined that she was going to be Hazel Grace but she actually did audition and beat out a couple hundred people! I’m not even sure we had met Shailene when we wrote the script for The Fault in Our Stars. It’s great. We love that we are working with her again. She’s fantastic but TFIOS script credit is obviously to an amazing book.
Writers: We have been really lucky. We have been doing this run of adaptations and whether it’s Tim Tharp with The Spectacular Now or John Green with The Fault in Our Stars they have all been very supportive and open to what we are doing.

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