John Green’s Looking For Alaska to follow The Fault in Our Stars to the cinema

The teen novel will be John Green's third story to be adapted for the big screen


Author John Green, the man behind blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars, will see another of his novels adapted for the cinema. 


Looking For Alaska, Green’s debut novel, is also heading for the big screen. 

The coming-of-age tale set in an Alabama boarding school will be directed by actress and director Sarah Polley, who previously helmed Take This Waltz and Away from Her.

Green announced the news himself on Twitter, saying: 

Looking for Alaska will be the third novel of Green’s to be turned into a film. Paper Towns, his 2008 bestseller following troubled teens Quentin and Margo, is also being adapted by Fox, with The Fault in Our Stars’ actor Nat Wolff set to take the leading role. 

The Fault in Our Stars, which stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern, tells the tale of Hazel Grace, a teenager with terminal cancer, who meets and falls for fellow patient Augustus Walters. 


The Fault in Our Stars is in UK cinemas now