Director of John Green’s ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ Adaptation Youngest Woman to Ever to Lead Major Hollywood Film

The film adaptation of John Green’s latest novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is moving forward with a new director.


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Actress Hannah Marks will helm the adaptation. She was one of the stars of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which ran for two seasons on BBC America. Her previous directorial effort was the 2018 film After Everything, which she wrote and directed. At only twenty-five, Marks is the youngest women ever to direct a major Hollywood film.


The film will be written by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, who have worked on Love, Simon and This Is Us. Green will executive produce the feature.


The story sixteen-year-old named Aza who is struggling with OCD while also searching for a reclusive billionaire. The story touches on many similar themes of Green’s novels such as friendship and mental health, so fans of The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns will feel right at home with this movie.


A release date has not been set.



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