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YA Movie News Roundup: Big 5th WAVE And PAPER TOWNS Casting News

Plus another MOCKINGJAY trailer, a SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS reunion and more! 

YA Movie News Roundup: Big 5th WAVE And PAPER TOWNS Casting News

Welcome back to the YA Movie News Roundup, where we've got some casting news on two big upcoming adaptations! 

First, Jake Schreier's adaptation of John Green's Paper Towns: newbie Jaz Sinclair will join Nat Wolff (Quentin) and Cara Delevingne (Margo) in the film, and Sinclair will play Angela. More: 

Wolff will play the lead role of Quentin, whose world changes when the lovely Margo moves in right next door when he's nine years old. They become best friends but grow apart over the years only to reconnect in the last few weeks of high school. When Margo mysteriously disappears, Quentin and his best friends go on a journey to find her, and in the course of their road trip, discover a lot about life.

Austin Abrams, Halston Sage and Justice Smith will respectively play Ben, Lacey and Radar — Quentin's friends who journey with him to New York City to search for Margo. 

This is what Jaz Sinclair looks like (pretty!): 

And Ron Livingston is joining the J Blakeson-directed adaptation of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave as Cassie's dad. You probably already know what Ron Livingston looks like, but in case you're a foreign exchange student: 

JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is already slated to have two sequels, making it a trilogy. The first film will hit screens Nov. 18, 2016, with the second and third films landing in 2018 and 2020, respectively. 

A new Mockingjay teaser, one of hundreds, it feels like. I wrote it up here and Posh wrote it up here. #whereisbuttercup

Gosh, this Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants reunion (the actresses got together to see America Ferrera's play!) is the cutest. 


Go America! Supporting our girl in her play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart. #sisterhood

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Not movie news but relevant to our interests:

Meg Wolitzer writes a NYTimes op-ed about US, aka adult readers of young adult fiction. 

OH MAN this Gilmore Girls/Anne of Green Gables comparison is amazing. Paris is Gilbert!!


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