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Jake Schreier to direct adaptation of John Green's 'Paper Towns'

Jake Schreier will direct 'Paper Towns,' based on the book by 'Fault in Our Stars' author John Green

Meet the new mayor of "Paper Towns": Jake Schreier is set to direct an adaptation of the young-adult novel by "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green.

Green confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

Schreier, who has a background in music videos and commercials, made his feature directing debut with the 2012 sci-fi film "Robot & Frank," which premiered at Sundance and won the fest's Alfred P. Sloan prize.

He'll direct "Paper Towns" from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who adapted "Fault." Nat Wolff, who also appeared in that film, will star as Quentin "Q" Jacobsen, a high-school kid searching for his eccentric neighbor and crush, who has disappeared.

"Fault" producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are reprising their duties as well.

Released in June, "The Fault in Our Stars" became a critical and commercial hit, grossing more than $124 million in North America.

"Paper Towns" is scheduled to hit theaters July 31, 2015, from Fox.

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