The trailer for Fox's adaptation of John Green's beloved young adult novel leaked over the weekend, and the quality of the video could not have been worse. But the leak ended up aiding the cause of the book's obsessive fan base — because Fox ended up having to move up the official trailer's launch to Wednesday morning on the Today show. (It was going to premiere next week, not Valentine's Day, as was rumored.)
Here it is (get out your hankies):
Unlike the movie's poster, which stirred some anger among the #TFIOS faithful with its tagline "One Sick Love Story," the trailer promises to please them.
The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of Hazel and Gus, two teenagers with cancer who fall in love after meeting in a support group. Shailene Woodley plays Hazel; Ansel Elgort plays Gus; Josh Boone (Stuck in Love) directed the movie; and the screenplay was adapted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the co-writers of (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now.
As with the book, the film is told from Hazel's point of view, and the trailer shows her reluctance to get involved with anyone (since she is a Stage 4 patient), along with Gus' refusal to accept that. They go to Amsterdam!
And, of course, it's a crier.
The movie will be released on June 6. Okay? Okay. As they would say in The Fault in Our Stars!