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05/10/2013 05:30 pm ET

Ansel Elgort Cast in 'The Fault In Our Stars' Opposite Shailene Woodley? Youngster Reportedly Offered Lead

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Ansel Elgort is about to blow up. According to Entertainment Weekly writer Sara Vilkomerson, Elgort has been offered the male lead in "The Fault In Our Stars" opposite previously cast Shailene Woodley. If hired, Elgort will play Gus in the adaptation of John Green's best-selling young adult drama. Josh Boone (the upcoming film "Stuck in Love") is set to direct.

Elgort has yet to make his feature film debut, but he's already landed some high profile parts. He's a co-star in the upcoming remake of "Carrie" and also stars alongside Woodley in the adaptation of YA sensation "Divergent." (In a somewhat icky twist, Elgort plays Woodley's brother in "Divergent"; their relationship in "The Fault In Our Stars" is of the romantic variety.)

Released in January of 2012, "The Fault In Our Stars" focuses on Hazel (Woodley), a 16-year-old suffering from cancer who forms a relationship with Augustus (Elgort), a fellow cancer survivor. Just last week, Variety reported that Elgort was on a short list of young actors testing for the role with Woodley. According to the trade, Brenton Thwaites, Nat Wolff, Nick Robinson and Noah Silver were also vying for "The Fault In Our Stars."

For more on Elgort's offer, head over to Entertainment Weekly's EW.com.

[via EW.com]

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