The upcoming adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” is beginning to fill out its cast, and “Enlightened” star Laura Dern has scored the “mother” of all roles.
"Entertainment Weekly" reports that Dern will play mom to a young girl named Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley), who becomes involved with Augustus.
The two meets at a teen cancer support group and soon fall in love. Woodley's "Divergent" co-star Ansel Elgort is set to fill the role of Augustus, with Nat Wolff (“Admission”) joining the cast as Isaac, Augustus’s best friend who urges him to attend the support group.
EW adds that this leaves one last important role to fill, that of Peter van Houten, a fictional author who plays a significant part in the critically-acclaimed novel’s narrative.
Production on “The Fault in Our Stars” will kick off in Pittsburth next month and is eyeing a release in 2014.