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      Josh Boone

      Josh Boone

      Highest Rated: 81% The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 36% The New Mutants (2020)

      Birthday: Apr 5, 1979

      Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

      It took Josh Boone years to break through as a screenwriter and director, but he finally made it when he put his heart and soul into his work. This was especially true with the big screen adaptation of John Green's 2012 young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, the moving story of two teenagers with cancer falling in love. Josh Boone was born on April 5, 1979 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Boone was well read growing up, and wanted to be a serious novelist when he became an adult. (He wrote one pivotal scene that wound up in his first film while he was still in high school.) Before writing and directing he debut feature "Stuck in Love" (2012), Boone wrote screenplays for ten years while working at DB Cooper's, a record store in Burbank, CA, which gave him plenty of time to write while listening to music. Boone wrote in a number of genres, including political thriller and science fiction, but he didn't become successful until he started getting more personal with his stories, drawing inspiration from Cameron Crowe's idiosyncratic romantic comedies like "Say Anything" (1989) and "Singles" (1992). Before filming "Stuck In Love," which was originally called "Writers," Boone discovered the novel he would later adapt, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, in a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Wilmington, NC. Boone had lost a close friend to cancer, and the book helped him cope with the tragedy. Boone knew the book was a bestseller, but he didn't know the author had a big fan base. He couldn't see it as a movie at first, but when he was shown the adaptation by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, Boone was sold. Fans loved the movie, which starred Shailene Woodley right as she was becoming a major movie star, and rising young actor Ansel Elgort.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      67% 59% Press Play Producer,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      36% 56% The New Mutants Director,
      Screenwriter
      $23.9M 2020
      78% 89% The Cat and the Moon Executive Producer - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretenders Screenwriter - 2018
      40% 48% All We Had Screenwriter - 2016
      81% 85% The Fault in Our Stars Director $124.9M 2014
      57% 69% Stuck in Love Director,
      Screenwriter
      $79.0K 2012

      TV

      Credit
      57% 24% The Stand Executive Producer,
      Director
      2020-2021