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Cara Delevingne: headed for Hollywood in John Green's new film, Paper Towns

Cara Delevingne set for lead role in new John Green film

The Fault In Our Stars author says her audition for his Paper Towns adaptation ‘blew everyone away’

Is Cara Delevingne set to switch the runway for the silver screen? Not long after her appearance in The Face Of An Angel, the Michael Winterbottom-helmed movie inspired by the Amanda Knox trial, Cara has reportedly landed the lead in Paper Towns, the film based on John Green's bestselling young adult novel. (John Green, if you don't remember, is the guy who brought us the YA cry-fest The Fault In Our Stars.)

The Twitter trail between Green, director Jake Schreier and Cara points to a budding relationship between the trio: 

A source from Delevingne's agency, United Agents, confirmed to Dazed that she is "in talks" regarding the role. 

The 22-year-old model is linked to the part of Margo, who has real potential to become something of a cult hellraiser role. Bent on taking revenge on all the people who've wronged her in the "paper town" of Orlando, Florida, Margo runs away from home and leaves her friends clues to her hiding spot. In the novel, her friends track her down – only to be disappointed when she refuses to return. 

Delevingne tried to break into acting prior to launching her modelling career, but found the rejections too hard to take and chanced it on the catwalk instead. Insiders say that they've been blown away by her acting ability – she's also rumoured to be in talks to appear in the Zoolander sequel. Is this the beginning of a transition from haute couture to Hollywood?

Watch an extract from her acting debut in Timeless below: