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Cara Delevingne takes lead role in hotly anticipated Paper Towns

Cara Delevingne

has landed one of her most high-profile roles to date -

as the female lead in Paper Towns,

an adaptation of John Green's hugely popular young adult novel.Co-starring Nat Wolff (

The Fault In Our Stars

) and directed by Jake Schreier, Cara will play Margo, a young woman who one night shows up at the window of an old friend, dressed like a ninja.

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Cara Delevingne at the 2014 London Fashion Week

She enlists her friend, Q, in a campaign to get revenge on the people who have hurt her but she soon vanishes leaving Q alone to deal with the previous evening, and to figure out where she went.It will be the second adaptation for John Green, whose book

The Fault In Our Stars

became a box office smash earlier in 2014 and follows a trend for YA films based on books.

Author John Green tweeted his excitement at the casting, telling fans: "Cara Delevigne's audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly. I am so excited! "(I should probably learn how to spell Cara's surname at some point.)"The role is a big coup for Cara, whose burgeoning film


is going from strength to strength.

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Paper Towns was released in 2008

She recently landed a leading role in the Beach Boys-themed musical

All Summer Long

, and

wrapped filming on several films including Tulip Fever



Dame Judi Dench, Dane DeHaan, Cressida Bonas, and Alicia Vikander, and is set in the 17th century. It is being produced by Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein.


with Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, also recently wrapped, and the model joined director Michael Winterbottom at Toronto International Film Festival in August where they premiered

The Face of an Angel

to critical acclaim.The film will make its UK premiere at October's

London Film Festival.

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