Hazel Grace Lancaster is the lead character in John Green’s amazing novel, The Fault in Our Stars. The book has been adapted into a film and production is about to begin. Cast as Hazel, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient, is Shailene Woodley. (You may know her from The Descendents with George Clooney, or from recent indie flick The Spectacular Now. She’s definitely one of the newest young celebs to watch.)
John Green announced via his Tumblr page that Shailene, in preparation for her role, had made the decision to cut and donate her hair to Children With Hair Loss. CWHL provides human hair replacements to children who have lost their hair from battling cancer, Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania, and “other rare diseases and disorders.” What makes CWHL so wonderful is that they do this for families at no cost.
With his announcement, John proposed that others might be interested in making the same kind of contribution, and the hashtags #hairforhazel and #itgrowsback were born. Shailene shared her haircut photo this weekend, and countless others have already joined in with “after” photos of their donations.
So many exciting announcements have been made about the film version of The Fault in Our Stars. In casting news, Laura Dern and Sam Trammell will play Hazel’s parents. John Green has also given us a list of other items that have been publicly disclosed about the production. Here are two gems that caught my eye:
1. The movie will start filming at the end of August in Pittsburgh, PA.
2. The cinematographer from Beasts of the Southern Wild has been hired to be the Director of Photography. (This is really going to give the movie such an interesting feel.)
Have you read The Fault in Our Stars? Are you getting excited about the film version?
And if you haven’t read the book — DO IT. DO IT NOW!
Image Credit: John Green’s Tumblr
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