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The Fault In Our Stars' Ansel Elgort Returning To The Big Screen As Cold War Pianist Van Cliburn

The actor will surprise fans by depicting the story of 23-year-old Van Cliburn

The Fault In Our Stars was only released earlier this month but already main actor, Ansel Elgort, who acted alongside Shailene Woodley, is set to play famous pianist, Van Cliburn in a new film.

The Cold War film, which will depict the life of American born pianist, Van Cliburn, will star the 20-year-old actor.

The pianist Van Cliburn became popular in 1958 for being the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and at that time an American winning a Soviet classical music competition was a big deal.


The young actor played Gus in the new film The Fault In Our Stars.(PNP/

Elgort will be playing Clibrun when he was 23-years-old. And the slight resemblance between the two isn't the only thing that he shares with the famous musician.

Elgort is also a talented piano player in real life and he learnt whilst studying at New York’s LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, where he originally started out as a dancer. A man of many talents isn't he?

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