The film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars starts shooting this Monday, and we still don’t have official word on who will play Peter Van Houten! He is the reclusive alcoholic author of Hazel’s very favorite book, An Imperial Affliction. Described as grizzly, fat, and down-right nasty…Hazel and Gus are completely taken aback. However, he has a dark past that explains his nastiness.
Most of my picks come straight from Twitter suggestions! Check them all out below. These are in no particular order, I tried to pick actors from suggestions that I thought would all do an absolutely brilliant job with the part. Some of these actors are a little young, I’m expecting they’ll cast someone older than 40, probably older than 50! I think that this part is a rare one, where plenty of seasoned older actors could be absolutely brilliant. So regardless of who they pick, I’ll be happy.
The film stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel, Ansel Elgort as Augustus, Nat Wolff as Isaac, Laura Dern as Hazel’s mother, and Sam Trammell as Hazel’s father. This is the last actor of the puzzle! Who do you think would be be perfect Van Houten?
1. Phillip Seymour Hoffman
— jennifer laughran (@literaticat) August 24, 2013
2. John Goodman
@PageToPremiere Throwing out John Goodman's name! ~Cyndi
— Red Carpet Endings (@RedCarpetEnding) August 24, 2013
3. Jack Nicholson
@PageToPremiere Jack Nicholson for sure!
— Sarah Giles (@ssarahgiles) August 24, 2013
4. Woody Harrelson
5. Mark Ruffalo
@pagetopremiere Woody Harrelson or Mark Ruffalo. I stand more by my first choice.
— Diana (@Hermanonucleose) August 24, 2013
6. Geoffery Rush
@PageToPremiere Geoffrey Rush!!!!
— Amanda Claire Yancey (@MandersYancey) August 24, 2013