After switching his representation in Hollywood, author John Green has closed a deal with Fox 2000 for his new YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars. The deal comes shortly after Green moved from William Morris Endeavor to United Talent Agency for his film representation. It also comes on the heels of the publication of his new book, which Green promoted, over the summer, by announcing he would sign every first edition in the hefty 150,000-copy initial printing from Dutton.
The book, about a 16-year-old girl whose life is pleasantly upended when she falls for a boy who joins her cancer support group, was optioned for producer Wyck Godfrey by Fox 2000, the 20th Century Fox division run by Elizabeth Gabler. Godfrey's company Temple Hill has worked on a number of high profile children's book-to-film productions including the Twilight saga (with Summit Entertainment) and Eragon. Gabler is overseeing the project along with Fox 2000 v-p of production, Erin Siminoff.
Fault, which came out on January 10, hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list on January 29, and Green is currently on a 17-city tour promoting the book.