09/06/2013 05:32 pm ET

Willem Dafoe Cast In 'The Fault In Our Stars' As Author Peter Van Houten


Willem Dafoe has been added to the cast of "The Fault in Our Stars," Josh Boone's adaptation of John Green's acclaimed young adult novel. Boone made the announcement on Friday via his Twitter account:

In Green's novel, Van Houten is a reclusive and alcoholic author who's loved by main characters Hazel (played in the film by Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (played in the film by Ansel Elgort). Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff and Mike Birbiglia all co-star in "The Fault In Our Stars," which is set for release in 2014.

More on the casting can be found at TheWrap, where Boone's tweets were first picked up.

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