Major news for Cara Delevingne and her burgeoning acting career: The model just landed the lead female role in the latest adaptation of a John Green best-selling book, Paper Towns!
“VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! @Caradelevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the Paper Towns movie,” Green posted to Twitter this afternoon. “Cara Delevingne’s audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly. I am so excited!”
According to Variety, Cara will play alongside actor Nat Wolff in the Jack Schreier directed adaptation for Fox 2000. Green of course, is the also the man behind this summer’s sappy box-office hit The Fault in Our Stars, which grossed $280 million worldwide. Needless to say, this is no small time fashion film. Nor it is just another cheesy YA love story. On the contrary, the story is said to follow “two young neighbors who share the jarring experience of finding the body of a man who committed suicide. The two leads (Cara and Wolff) grow apart — until the night he finds her at his bedroom window, dressed like a ninja. She enlists him in a campaign to get revenge on the people who’ve hurt her. The next day, she vanishes and he is left to ponder the ramifications of the evening. Then he begins getting clues and follows them in an attempt to find her.”
Cara playing a mysterious love-struck ninja? What’s not to love here?
No word yet on when the film is due for release or the effect it will have on her ever demanding modeling career, so like all good things in this world, we’ll just have wait and see.