Wow! Before Divergent’s lackluster film could even be forgotten, Shailene Woodley’s next young-girl-finds-herself film The Fault in Our Stars is being flaunted all over the world. What’s even more bizarre is that her character’s love interest is played by Ansel Elgort, sound familiar? It should, he played her brother in Divergent.
Perhaps this film adaptation of yet another beloved book (John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars") will have more success in the box office than the leading duo’s last flick. We have high hopes considering Green is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and YouTube celebrity who seems to understand not only the young adult demographic, but also the world at large.
John and brother Hank are known partly for their wildly popular YouTube series that —according to Green’s site — “Spawned a community of people called nerdfighters who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck.” Through their video blogs John and Hank encourage young people to strive for intelligence through awareness and information, they have also raised “hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight poverty in the developing world” and “planted thousands of trees around the world.”
John, or the film’s music team, seem to also understand the listening profile of their target demographic as the soundtrack’s full track list was announced last Saturday and contains some of the biggest stars for that listenership.
Like so many young-adult soundtracks before it, The Fault in Our Stars’s soundtrack was compiled by industry experts Kevin Weaver (Boardwalk Empire, True Blood) and Season Kent (Need for Speed, Entourage), and features tracks from the best emerging talent on the market.
With tracks from seasoned pros like Ed Sheeran and Grouplove to up-and-comers like Kodaline, Tom Odell, Charli XCX, Birdy, Lykke Li, and M83, the soundtrack —being released on Atlantic Records May 19—has become one of the most highly anticipated of the Summer season. Here’s hoping the film’s score doesn’t crowd out these tunes for screen time (see our review of Divergent’s score).
The film hits theaters June 6, and you can keep up with soundtrack developments on the film’s website and read the track list as well as hear one of the album’s original tracks (Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap”) on hypable.com!