Have you read John Green's The Fault in Our Stars? Because if not: listen, you should go read The Fault in Our Stars. In an inadequate nutshell, it's the story of a teen couple who meet and fall in love through a child cancer support group, and it's exactly as terribly sad as you'd think it would be -- but it's also indescribably beautiful. It's the sort of young adult novel that stays with you forever, and it's generated thousands upon thousands of fans who have been waiting with bated breath for the moment that has just happened: the first trailer for the film adaptation has hit the web.
I cried like a baby when I read the book, but I definitely didn't expect to well up while watching the trailer. Which is why I'm going to warn you, get the Kleenex ready -- in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds, this clip manages to deliver some of the same full-bodied feelings that the book does.
The official movie description from 20th Century Fox:
Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us -- on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Hazel starts out the trailer by saying, "I believe we have a choice in this world about how to tell sad stories." Here's the first official glimpse at how the TFIOS will tell Hazel and Gus's story:
Oh, I love it. I had mixed feelings when I saw the poster (I wasn't really feeling the "One sick love story" tagline), but this trailer makes me very hopeful that the movie will be as gorgeous and sad and powerful as the book is, in its own way. It really looks like The Fault in Our Stars is shaping up to be an amazing film experience, and I can't wait for it to hit theaters on June 6. I'll be bringing, like, a BOX of tissues.
What do you think of this trailer?
Image via 20th Century Fox