John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ Optioned for Film by Fox 2000

John Green

This would be Green's third novel to be adapted for film.

Fox 2000 has acquired John Green‘s Turtles All the Way Down for a film!

On Tuesday (December 5), Variety learned that the studio, which also reworked the Shailene Woodley-led blockbuster book adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars to life in 2014, had optioned the rights to the author’s most recent bestseller, Turtles All the Way Down, which released in October. Though Green spilled the beans on his own YouTube page

Much like Green’s earlier successes in the young adult world, Turtles All the Way Down concerns the life of yet another teenage protagonist: Asa. Asa wrestles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the obligatory teenage angst that bears with it, but that doesn’t impede her determination to uncover the mystery of a local fugitive mogul in exchange for a $100,000 cash prize.

There have been no casting developments made as of yet, though; and by the sound of it, things may not be as final as we think. 

Green chronicled his fluctuating experiences with Hollywood when it came time to bid The Fault in Our Stars to execs in a video titled “On the Movies,” in which the author talks of the pressures and pleasures of working with bringing his books to life on film. While the author has reveled in the past successes he’s had with book adaptations, Green also acknowledged that the possibility of his latest work hitting the big screen is not yet  set in stone. Though it is a possibility!

In the video, he states: “It doesn’t mean there will definitely be a movie, but it means that there might be one. So now’s the time to begin inundating me with casting suggestions.”

I’ve yet to read Turtles All the Way Down myself, so I have no clue on who would best suited to portray Green’s characters in the adaptation. In which case, I am turning to you!

What say you, John Green fans?

Who do you think should star in TAtWD, you know, given the chance it happens!
Share your casting choices with us in the comments below! We’d love to hear them!

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