Nat Wolff Reteaming with 'Fault in Our Stars' Director for 'The Stand'
This summer, the tragic romance of The Fault in Our Stars will unfold with stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles. But Admission and Stuck in Love star Nat Wolff also has an integral part in the adaptation of the book by John Green (he's starring in an adaptation of the author's Paper Towns as well). Now he's reateaming with The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone (who was also at the helm of Stuck in Love) for his forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King's post-viral thriller The Stand. As of now it's not clear what character Wolff will play, but there's dozens of them in a series of overlapping stories.
For those who don't know, the story takes place in a world where the American population has been decimated by a deadly virus and follows a small group of survivors who are waging war against a diabolical Antichrist of sorts named Randall Flagg. Boone has a special bond with Wolff as he told THR:
"He's a wonderful improviser, he's my secret weapon, my lucky rabbit's foot. Two or three of the biggest laughs in my first movie, he improvised. He's gonna be in every movie I make."
Boone also has a special relationship with Stephen King since he sent the author a moving letter when he was 12 years old. In fact, the author actually makes a cameo appearance in Stuck in Love. This is the furthest towards production The Stand has progressed after cycling through directors like Ben Affleck, David Yates and Scott Cooper before Boone stepped up to the plate. It sounds like The Fault in Our Stars packs quite an emotional punch, and this project at Warner Bros. and CBS Films sounds like something very different for the director just coming off his sophomore effort. Stay tuned for more updates.