Twilight Producer Wyck Godfrey Set to Work with TFIOS Actor in New Project


Ansel Elgort, hot off the male lead of Augustus Waters in The Fault In Our Stars, has signed to play the title role in Van Cliburn, a feature that is being mounted by Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen along with Crystal City Entertainment in association with The Johnson Group. Godfrey and Bowen, who worked with Elgort on The Fault In Our Stars, will produce with Ari Daniel Pinchot and Robert M. Johnson is exec producer. Andrew Stern will write the script.

The film is based on the Howard Reich book Van Cliburn, and Elgort will play the pianist in his formative years when, at age 23 in 1958, he emerged from out of nowhere to win the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.

Other movies of interest coming from Wyck Godfrey as producer are Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner, The Maze Runner and another John Green novel Paper Towns which is slated to star TFIOS actor Natt Wolf in the lead role.

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