The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American coming-of-age romance film directed by Josh Boone, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort; with Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe playing supporting roles. Woodley plays Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters, another cancer patient, played by Elgort.
Development of The Fault in Our Stars began in January 2012 when Fox 2000, a division of 20th Century Fox, optioned the rights to adapt the novel into a feature film. Principal photography began on August 26, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a few additional days in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, before concluding on October 16, 2013. Pittsburgh doubled for all of the scenes set in Indianapolis, Indiana, the novel’s setting, as well as for some interior scenes set in Amsterdam.
The Fault in Our Stars had its world premiere at Seattle International Film Festival on May 16, 2014, and was released in the United States on June 6, 2014, by 20th Century Fox. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise given to Woodley’s and Elgort’s performances and chemistry together, as well as the screenplay. The film was number one at the box office during its opening weekend and grossed over $307 million worldwide against a budget of $12 million. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 16, 2014, and grossed over $42 million in total domestic video sales.