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New Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars Shows Lighter Side of The Tearjerker

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Including a first look at the cover of An Imperial Affliction, the book which Hazel and Gus bond over

The new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars, this summer’s adaptation of John Green‘s young adult bestseller about two teenagers with cancer, finally shows fans of the books what they’re looking for: the novel’s lighter side.

In the new three-minute spot, shown in theaters before The Other Woman, fans get their first look at the movie’s dry sense of humor, perhaps best exemplified by comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Patric, the support group leader who’s consistently mocked for referring to the group as the ‘literal heart of Jesus.’

Fans also get another taste of the dreaminess of Ansel Elgort’s Augustus Waters, whose metaphorical cigarette explanation and sarcasm truly explains why Hazel falls so hard for him. What’s particularly exciting, though, is that the extended sample of the film shows off the book-to-screen adaptation talents of Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who also adopted The Spectacular Now for the screen and are signed on to do the same for Green’s Paper Towns. Quotes in the trailer are verbatim from the book, including Hazel’s discussion with her parents about wanting to be a regular teenager and the fan-favorite quote “I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.”

Though it looks like fans will have to wait to get a glimpse of the character Peter Van Houten, there was a quick look at the cover of his book, An Imperial Affliction, which Hazel and Gus bond over.

Even though this a more lighthearted look at what Green’s book did for readers, tears, or at least goosebumps, are still inevitable.

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