Shailene Woodley's emotional audition

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An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenage children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman & Nat Wolff.
July 10th, 2013

Shailene Woodley made 'The Fault in Our Stars' director Josh Boone cry with her audition.

The 'Stuck in Love' director will soon begin filming the romantic drama - which stars Woodley as a cancer patient who falls madly in love with a fellow terminally ill cancer sufferer - and he revealed that the actress' emotional audition left him bereft.

He explained: ''She was the first person that made me cry. I'd seen so many girls and I was just really moved. I knew within maybe a minute and a half after she started doing it [that she was right for the role].''

However, the filmmaker admits he had reservations about the young actress before her audition as he wondered if she could really capture the character of Hazel Grace Lancaster.

He told Collider.com: ''I had met her and had a dinner with her and she was the nicest, most outgoing, coolest person, but I was like, 'She doesn't really seem like Hazel.' But then she came in and she was Hazel. She was a completely different person, with the physicality and everything. It was pretty amazing to see. I was just blown away by her.''

'The Fault in Our Stars' is based on John Green's best-selling young adult novel of the same name.