By Sara Vilkomerson
July 23, 2013 at 05:02 PM EDT
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Laura Dern has been cast in the upcoming The Fault in Our Stars. The Enlightened actress joins Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (and the recently announced Nat Wolff)  for the adaptation of the best-selling novel by John Green. She’ll be playing the mother to Hazel Grace—(Woodley) who falls in love with Augustus (Elgort), whom she meets in a teenage cancer support group.

A quick editorial note: isn’t this casting perfect? With just one more major slot to fill—that of Peter van Houten (fantasy pick: Hugh Laurie)—casting is nearly complete. The Fault in Our Stars will begin production next month in Pittsburgh.