Paper Town‘s two leads are Nat Wolff as Quentin, a.k.a. Q, who was previously in The Fault in Our Stars, and Cara Delevingne as Margo.
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.
Now, I’ve read all of John Green’s books and watched his first feature film adaptation The Fault in Our Stars, which I enjoyed much more than the book (which was weird because there was a lot of hype to it). I can only hope the same will be true for this one.
I was pleased to find that they kept this adaptation incredibly close to what I pictured the book to be like while reading it. I’m especially looking forward to the road trip scenes, especially when Q and his friends have only about 5 minutes to stop at gas stations and get everything they need in time. As usual, if you haven’t read the book yet, try to read it before the film. It’s really hilarious.
It was a pretty smart move for Paper Towns to come out in the summer. It definitely seems like a somewhat carefree and cutesy movie, especially if you haven’t read the book.
The film was directed by Jake Schreier and written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who adapted it from Green’s book. The film also stars Austin Abrams, Halston Sage, and Justice Smith.
Paper Towns opens in theaters on July 24, 2015.