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The Fault in Our Stars preview tour brings Shailene Woodley to Dallas

The Fault in Our Stars preview tour brings Shailene Woodley to Dallas

The Fault in Our Stars
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, along with Nat Wolff and author John Green, will be in Dallas for The Fault in Our Stars Demand Our Stars Tour at South Side Ballroom on May 9. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Dallas has been chosen as one of four cities for the Demand Our Stars Tour, a special sneak preview of The Fault in Our Stars, one of summer's most anticipated movies. The tour comes to South Side Ballroom on Friday, May 9, ahead of the film's release on June 6.

The free event brings Shailene Woodley, who also starred in the recent blockbuster Divergent, to town. Joining Woodley are co-stars Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff, as well as author John Green, who wrote the book on which the movie is based.

The four will discuss the film and its transition from book to movie, as well as show exclusive clips. The event, which officially starts at 7 pm, is first-come, first-served.

The Fault in Our Stars is one of the more popular young adult books to come out in recent years despite a potential downer of a plot. It follows Hazel, a 16-year-old girl with cancer who reluctantly starts attending cancer support group meetings. There she meets Augustus, whose cancer is in remission, with whom she starts a tentative relationship.

The book gained a rabid following because of how honestly it dealt with cancer and the potential downfalls of young people stricken with the disease starting any kind of new relationship. With all of the superhero-focused films coming out this summer, its unorthodox romance could become a major counter-programming hit.

The tour is a rare chance for fans to get up close and personal to people they'd normally only get to see on the big screen. And for the low, low price of free, it's almost too good to pass up.