Ansel Elgort's Twitter threats after casting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 June 2014
Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort received threats on Twitter after he was cast in 'The Fault in Our Stars' which fans concerned about his portrayal of Augustus Waters

Ansel Elgort received threats on Twitter after he was cast in 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

The actor plays the male lead in adaptation of John Green's novel of the same name, and fans were quick to message him online to ensure he protects the integrity of the character of Augustus Waters who falls in love with Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) after they meet at a cancer support group.

Talking to, he said: "I read the book and realised how much it meant to me. After I was cast, it was actually of over social that I got a flood of people mentioning me on Twitter and saying' If you mess up Augustus Waters I will kill you' and all this stuff. There are millions of people - look at John Green followers - who are obsessed with this story ... this book is much more important than the idea of it becoming a movie and movie stars, its about the book [to the fans]."

Woodley insists it was a huge responsibility for the cast and crew to ensure the film does justice to the moving story.

She added: "Whoever's hands this story lands in ... their real job is to protect the integrity of the words on the page."

The Fault in Our Stars

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Boone
  • Written by: John Green (novel), Scott Neustadtera, Michael H Weber (screenplay)
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
  • UK release: 19 June 2014

Big screen take on John Green's best-selling book following the romance of Hazel and Gus – two teenagers who have in common an acerbic wit and terminal illness.

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