Willem Dafoe joins Shailene Woodley in Josh Boone's 'The Fault In Our Stars'

U.S. actor Dafoe poses during a photocall for film "4:44 Last Day on Earth" at the 68th Venice Film Festival

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U.S. actor Willem Dafoe poses during a photocall for film "4:44 Last Day on Earth" by director Abel Ferrara …

By Jeff Sneider

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Willem Dafoe has been cast as reclusive author Peter Van Houten in Josh Boone's "The Fault In Our Stars," the director has announced on Twitter.

Fox's adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as two cancer-stricken teens who strike up a romantic relationship as they face an uncertain future.

Laura Dern ("Enlightened") and Sam Trammell ("True Blood") co-star as Woodley's parents, as TheWrap first reported.

"Twilight" producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing through their Temple Hill banner. "(500) Days of Summer" screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber adapted the novel.

Nat Wolff also stars in the movie, which is currently filming in Pittsburgh.

Dafoe has four high-profile releases on the horizon, including Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace," Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man" and Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac."

Dafoe is represented by ICM Partners and Circle of Confusion.

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