The trailer for the feature adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars begins like the tease for any other movie love story. But those who've read Green's book, or watch the trailer past the :26 second point know that there's a bit more going on here beyond your typical adolescent romance. And if the trailer's any indication, we may be in for an incredibly emotional ride with this film.
"Life doesn't have to be perfect for love to be extraordinary."
Directed by Josh Boone, The Fault in Our Stars is an adaptation of a book penned by the brainy vlogger and Mental Flosser John Green, which tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teen who's been struggling with terminal cancer her entire life. When she meets Augustus "Gus" Waters (Ansel Elgort), a kid in remission from osteosarcoma, romance ensues.
As the above trailer indicates, Hazel is reluctant to allow Gus into her life, knowing that her diagnosis makes her a "grenade" that will inevitably go off. But Gus is determined to love Hazel, and based on all of the smiles, it seems happiness is a recurring theme in this romance, as it should be for all the best love stories, regardless of how daunting the trials.
Though the trailer focuses mainly on Hazel and Gus's relationship, we also get a couple glimpses of their mutual friend Isaac (Nat Wolff), who engages in a bit of anger-focused egg throwing…
Because sometimes you need to break something.
The Fault in Our Stars arrives in theaters June 6. Here's a look at the previously released poster for the film, that promises "One sick love story."