John Green's 'Paper Towns' Finds Director

Christopher Patey
John Green

Jake Schreier made his feature debut with the drama "Robot & Frank"

Jake Schreier, who directed Robot & Frank, has been tapped to direct Paper Towns, the latest adaptation of a novel by super-hot YA author John Green.

Green is the writer of The Fault in Our Stars, and the film reunites Fault's Nat Wolff with screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.

Temple Hill's Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who produced Fault in Our Stars, are also producing Paper Towns, which already has a release date of July 31, 2015.

Schreier, who graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, began his career making short films, music videos and commercials. He made his feature debut with the sc-fi-ish drama Robot & Frank, which starred Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Liv Tyler. It premiered at Sundance, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan prize.

Towns tells the story of a teen named Quentin who has had a crush on his neighbor Margo since they were kids. The two grew apart, but when Margo, the queen of cool at his high school, recruits him for some acts of rebellion and revenge, he finds himself getting close to her again only to lose her when she suddenly disappears.

Schreier is repped by CAA and Oasis Media Group.

 

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