Josh Boone (director)

Josh Boone (born April 5, 1979) is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014), based on the novel of the same name. Boone also wrote and directed the romantic comedy Stuck in Love (2012) and the superhero horror film The New Mutants (2020). In 2020, he directed the first and last episode of the miniseries The Stand.

Josh Boone
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Josh Boone at the premiere of Writers, Toronto Film Festival 2013
Born (1979-04-05) April 5, 1979 (age 43)
Years active2012–present


Boone made his film debut as writer and director of the romantic comedy-drama film Stuck in Love, which premiered in September 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited theatrical release in the United States in July 2013. The film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics.

In February 2013, Boone was hired to direct the romantic comedy-drama film The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green's 2012 novel of the same name. It released the following year, receiving positive reviews from critics and numerous awards. In September 2013, Boone announced that he was working on an adaptation of Stephen King's novel Lisey's Story, but he later dropped out.

On February 25, 2014, it was reported that Boone was hired to write and direct an adaptation of Stephen King's horror/fantasy novel The Stand, working together with Warner Bros.[1] In November of the same year, Boone revealed that he plans to split his adaptation into four full-length feature films in an effort to remain true to the breadth of King's sprawling novel. Boone was also in early talks with Universal Studios in August 2014 to write and direct an adaptation of The Vampire Lestat, the second novel in author Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. The film adaptation was to combine elements of both the second and third books in the series.[2] However, the project was cancelled as Universal did not renew their option on Rice's work.[3]

On May 13, 2015, it was reported he closed a deal with 20th Century Fox to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a standalone spin-off that expands the X-Men film series.[4] Boone also wrote the script for The Pretenders, which is a film directed by James Franco, who became acquainted with Boone after Franco was attached to star in his adaptation of The Stand.[5] Boone originally intended to direct the film in 2014 with Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Michael B. Jordan, and Dianna Agron attached to star.[6]


Year Title Director Writer Producer
2012 Stuck in Love Yes Yes No
2014 The Fault in Our Stars Yes No No
2016 All We Had No Yes Executive
2018 The Pretenders No Yes No
2020 The New Mutants Yes Yes No
2022 Press Play No Story Yes

Executive producer only


Year Title Director Writer Executive
2020–2021 The Stand Yes Yes Yes Miniseries

Special Thanks


  1. ^ Borys Kit (25 February 2014). "'Fault In Our Stars' Director in Talks to Tackle Stephen King's 'The Stand'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES Reboot May Have Found Its First Director". Nerdist. Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  3. ^ Staff. "Anne Rice Developing 'Vampire Chronicles' TV Series". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ Jim Vejvoda (13 May 2015). "20th Century Fox is Developing a New Mutants Movie". IGN.
  5. ^ "From All We Had to X-Men: Josh Boone, a Busy Man". Creative Screenwriting. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  6. ^ Tambay A. Obenson (5 April 2013). "Michael B. Jordan Signs Up For 'Pretenders'". Shadow and Act.

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