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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Fans Meet the Stars in Upcoming Cleveland Event


Fault in Our Stars
'Fault' fans can check out the celebs at
Cleveland fan event.
Cleveland fans of the young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, get ready to celebrate. The film adaptation’s stars, as well as the novel’s author, are inviting you to join them for a Q&A event and film clip sneak peeks at Tower City Center this Wednesday, May 7, at 5 p.m.

Actors Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Descendants), Ansel Elgort (Divergent), Nat Wolff (Admission) and author John Green (TIME Most Influential People 2014) are all on hand to greet fans.

Cleveland is one of four cities to take part in this special “Demand Our Stars” tour. Fans voted to win a stop on the tour, and Cleveland topped the list with more than 200,000 votes.

Most of the film was shot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2013.

The book and film tell the story to two teenagers who find love against the backdrop of a cancer support group. The movie opens nationwide June 6.

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