Feature film 'The Fault in Our Stars' casting call for teens and young adults affected by cancer

The Fault in Our Stars Casting Call

"The Fault in Our Stars" is shooting is Pittsburgh starting late August, 2013.
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Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Productions are in pre-production on the feature film "The Fault in Our Stars", and the production has sent out a casting call for teens and young adults between 13 and 23 years old who have been affected by cancer, to appear in the film as background performers. The casting director has specified that there is no experience is necessary and these are fully paid positions. They are also looking for a girl who can play actress Shailene Woodley at 11 years old. Shooting will run from August 26, 2013 through October 8, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

"The Fault in Our Stars" is based on the best selling novel by author John Green, and centers on sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster. She is a three-year stage IV–cancer survivor who is clinically depressed, but is also a young woman with spirit, intelligence, and wit. When Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group for children living with cancer, she meets 17 year old Isaac - a brave, lovesick, painfully funny teen - who has lost one eye to cancer and is about to lose the other. Isaac in turn, introduces Hazel to the handsome, smart and witty Augustus Waters and the two fall deeply in love.

Starring in "The Fault in Our Stars" is Golden Globe Award nominee Shailene Woodley playing the starring role of Hazel. Woodley came into the spotlight when she was cast as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager". Her breakout feature film role was playing George Clooney's daughter Alexandra in "The Descendants". She has since had lead roles in the films "The Spectacular Now," "White Bird in a Blizzard," and "Divergent". Other actors cast in "The Fault in Our Stars" are Academy Award nominee Laura Dern playing Hazel's mother; three-time Young Artist Awards nominee Nat Wolff playing Isaac; and Ansel Elgort in the role of Augustus "Gus" Waters.

Filmmaker Josh Boone is directing from an adapted screenplay written by Independent Spirit Award winners Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Boone previously directed and wrote the Millennium Entertainment feature film "Stuck in Love" starring Logan Lerman and Lily Collins. He will next direct and write the feature film "Pretenders". Temple Hill Entertainment partners Marty Bowen and Black Reel Awards nominee Wyck Godfrey will produce "The Fault in Our Stars". Michele Imperato will executive produce. Fox 2000 Pictures will handle domestic distribution.

Pittsburgh Casting Call Details

The local casting director in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking teens and young adults between 13-23 years of age who have been affected by cancer, to appear in the feature film "The Fault in Our Stars" as fully paid background performers. The production would like to give teens and young adults, who have been or are currently cancer patients, the opportunity to appear in the movie. The roles are non-speaking and there is no experience necessary. Those cast for these roles will be needed for approximately two to five days of filming this September. To be considered, submit a recent snapshot of yourself and a brief description of your experience with cancer. Please include your age, your parent's name (for those under 18 years) and a phone number. Email to:

In addition to the above, they are also looking for a Shailene Woodley AGE 11 look-a-like. Brunette hair and hazel eyes are desirable. To apply for this role, email with at least one close-up photograph of the child’s face, name, a parent’s name and a phone number. This role will shoot for one day between 8/26/13 and 10/8/13 in Pittsburgh.

All talent, including Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Pennsylvania and in the United States.

The 2013 Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Pennsylvania and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
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• Pennsylvania Application for Minors In Performances
• Pennsylvania Parental Acknowledgement of Minor's Duties and Hours of Employment Form
• Pennsylvania Minors Waiver Request Form for Entertainment Performances
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Complaint Form
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• Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Hours Rules for Performances By Minors
• Pennsylvania Regulations Governing Employment of Minors
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• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Emma Sands-Milsom
Ronna Kress Casting
333 S Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Extras Casting


Nancy Mosser
Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Extras Casting Registration

Crew Members and Production Staff


Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Pittsburgh can email resumes to:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

The Fault in Our Stars
Production Office
1330 Beulah Road
Building 601
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Temple Hill Productions
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 801
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Fox 2000
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 78
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Executive Producer:

Michele Imperato-Stabile


Wyck Godfrey
Marty Bowen


Josh Boone


Shailene Woodley - Hazel Grace Lancaster
Ansel Elgort - Augustus "Gus" Waters
Nat Wolff - Isaac
Laura Dern - Mrs. Lancaster


Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.