John Green‘s The Fault In Our Stars is the only novel that’s ever made me cry. Ever. The tale of two teens struggling to live with cancer, the story is so sweet and so sad, even Vladimir Putin would let loose with a sniffle if he read it. With the extended, three-minute trailer arriving today, one thing is made abundantly clear: all your tears are belong to this movie.
Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is trying to live a normal life with lung cancer. She walks around with a breathing apparatus, and one day, the cancer will take her life. She meets Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) at a support meeting, a cancer survivor himself. They immediately hit it off after Augustus makes a metaphor about removing the power from that which kills them, which in this instance is cigarettes. The scene is straight out of the book, and the rest of the trailer shows a movie that looks to be incredibly faithful to the source material, courtesy of 500 Days of Summer co-writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, along with director Josh Boone (Stuck In Love). The trailer even nails the books signature catchphrase. Okay? Okay.
The best part about The Fault In Our Stars? Woodley and Elgort look like they’ve captured the fantastic chemisty that made Hazel and Augustus so lovable in the novel. The only thing missing from the trailer is Willem Dafoe‘s Peter Van Houten character. But, no matter. There’s no way this movie isn’t going to make everybody cry.
Also starring Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolf and Willem Dafoe, The Fault In Our Stars will begin reducing audiences to puddles on June 6.