Last year’s teen weepie The Fault In Our Stars decimated the box office, and now, 20th Century Fox are aiming to replicate its mammoth success. The studio’s next stab is called Paper Towns and hails from Fault author John Green, whose entire back catalogue has been optioned by Hollywood in the hopes of capitalizing on the emotional teen market.
Borrowing the same marketing template, Fox has dropped the first scrap of promo material for the upcoming drama in the shape of a new poster. The bright one-sheet showcases little about the plot but instead focuses on the attractiveness of its leads: Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff. With the first trailer expected to arrive shortly, we ought to gain a clearer perspective of the movie’s tone, and whether or not it’s going to be The Fault In Our Stars: Part Deux.
In the movie, directed by Robot & Frank‘s Jake Schreier, Wolff plays a youngster named Quentin who spies his attractive neighbor Margo, played by Delevingne, through his window and becomes entranced with her. After they spend an evening together, she goes missing, leaving a string of clues for him to decipher if he ever wants to track her down.
Check out the first poster for Paper Towns below, along with the first official synopsis, before the movie opens in US theaters on July 24th.
Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love.