Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been cast as Margo Roth Spiegelman in the upcoming big screen adaptation of John Green’s novel, Paper Towns, 20th Century Fox have confirmed. Green first announced the news on his twitter;
— John Green (@realjohngreen) September 16, 2014
Delevingne will star in Jake Schreier’s directorial effort, with a screenplay from The Fault In Our Stars’ Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. Also from last year’s box office hit TFIOS, Nat Wolff will star as Quentin Jacobsen, the male lead. Paper Towns is the story of childhood friends Margo and Quentin, who later grow apart. One night, Margo sneaks into Quentin’s bedroom and asks him to help her execute an eleven-part plan, which largely involves taking revenge on her ex-boyfriend. Throughout the night, Quentin realises his love for Margo, but she later disappears, and the book follows Quentin as he tries to find her. I myself am so excited by this casting news, and can already picture Delevingne in the role. Margo Spiegelman is one of the most popular girls in her school, with a reputation for her wild and incredible hijinks – I obviously don’t know Cara personally (I wish) but this sounds to me a lot like how she is portrayed in the media. Margo is one of, if not my favourite of John Green’s characters, and, as a huge fan of the book, I feel I can rest easy knowing the film adaptation is in safe hands. After all, I trust John Green’s judgement.
Cara Delevigne’s audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly. I am so excited! — John Green (@realjohngreen) September 16, 2014
Best known for her work in the modelling industry and as the face of Topshop and Burberry, and occasionally for her off-runway exploits, Delevingne has been making a gradual transition into film, debuting in 2012’s Anna Karenina, and having London Fields, Pan, and Tulip Fever all coming up. She is also said to be in talks to play the female lead in a Beach Boys-themed musical, All Summer Long, from the producers of Hairspray and Chicago, although the film is yet to be picked up.
Paper Towns is due to hit cinemas in 2015, and you can check out details from John Green right here:
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