John Green brings Paper Towns to the silver screen

Get excited, fellow Nerdfighters! Another of bestselling author John Green’s novels is headed for the big screen: Paper Towns.

Green announced the news via Twitter on March 24. “The #TFIOSMovie team is getting the band back together for PAPER TOWNS!”

The cover of the book Paper Towns.
The cover of the book Paper Towns. Image from John Green Books.

Paper Towns is the story of Quentin Jacobsen and his search to find manic pixie dream girl Margo Roth Spiegelman after she vanishes into the mystery she always hoped to be. “The Fault In Our Stars” actor Nat Wolff will play the lead role of Jacobsen in the film.

Green also announced that “Paper Towns” will be written by the same screenwriters of “The Fault In Our Stars,” Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The film will also be produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, and distributed through the same studio, Fox 2000.

The film will be produced by the scribe team of Neustadter and Weber, along with author Green himself. “I’m […] REALLY excited that I’ll be an executive producer on the Paper Towns movie. Now, if you don’t like something, you can blame me. :),” wrote Green on Twitter.

Fox 2000 will release “The Fault In Our Stars,” which stars Wolff with Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley of “Divergent,” on June 6. There is no expected release date for “Paper Towns” as of yet, but the film is currently in development and will be shaped around leading man Wolff.

Wolff also took to Twitter to express his excitement over the upcoming film: “I’m am so excited to play the lead in @realjohngreen wonderful book paper towns!!!! […] A great story. A great character […] Really happy to see the great response the news about paper towns is getting.”

I’ve been waiting for years to see “Paper Towns” finally hit the big screen. All of Green’s books perfectly capture the true meaning of adolescence and I’m positive that “Paper Towns,” as well as the highly anticipated “The Fault In Our Stars,” will be a great hit with audiences all over the world. Now all we need is for Green’s first novel Looking For Alaska to be realized on film!