UPDATE- 1/29 1:18 p.m.-- The first official "The Fault in Our Stars" trailer, deemed "TFIOS" by fans, was released on YouTube by 20th Century Fox Wednesday afternoon.
Less than one month after debuting what some fans considered to be a controversial tagline (“One Sick Love Story”), the film adaptation of the best-selling young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars” is now in the midst of another scandal this week.
An unofficially released version of what appears to be the film’s official trailer found its way onto the Web this weekend. The leak showcases a large chunk of actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort’s telling of fictional character's Hazel Grace and Augustus "Gus" Water’s cancer-ridden romance. The two-minute, 30-second trailer not only showcases three of the story's most pivotal love scenes but also includes some of the story's more comical moments, including -- (spoiler) -- when the teens egg their mutual and legally blind friend Isaac's (played by Natt Wolf) ex-girlfriend’s house. The duo can also be heard repeating some of the story's most memorable lines, including when Gus, a teen in remission, confesses his love to Hazel, a stage 4 thyroid-cancer patient.
John Green, the famous YouTuber and 36-year-old author behind the best-selling novel, had yet to comment on the leak of the film trailer as of Monday morning. On the success of the book, Green tweeted on Monday: “Wow: For the first time since it came out in January 2012, The Fault in Our Stars is the 31 bestseller on Amazon.”
While the filmmakers behind the movie's 2014 release are most likely fuming over the leak, fans of the love story are over the moon about the trailer’s unofficial release. “OH MY GOD I JUST WATCHED THE TFIOS TRAILER AND I AM 10000% NOT OK,” posted Twitter user @exhilarateharry on Monday. “Omg TFIOS trailer was so good. The movies gonna be amazing [sic],” said user morgan_blott. “My thoughts on the TFIOS trailer: The lines are perfect. The acting is perfect. The actors and actresses are perfect. Everything is perfect,” said user @primroseeverdead.
“The Fault in Our Stars” last made headlines in December after the film’s official poster tagline -- “One Sick Love Story” -- was deemed controversial due to the film’s heavy focus on cancer. Woodley even shared her displeasure over the marketing campaign, telling Entertainment Weekly it wasn’t a tagline she would have chosen “by any means.”
“The Fault in Our Stars” will premiere in U.S. theaters on June 6.