Watch Cara Delevingne Pretend to Be Jewish in Paper Towns Trailer

The trailer for Paper Towns is here, bringing with it Cara Delevingne's first major role in a motion picture (and her surprisingly good American accent). The premise is familiar manic-pixie-dream-girl territory, with Delevingne's character—whose hilariously unlikely name is Margo Roth Spiegelman—raining sparks of mystery and inspiration into the otherwise boring life of an Average Male Teen, played by Nat Wolff.

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The film, based on John Green's 2008 novel, hits theaters on July 24th.

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Not for nothing, but the book is entirely about deconstructing the manic pixie dream girl trope, and the main character basically learns that projecting his Heroic Male Needs onto an actual human woman with intellectual dimension is pretty dumb. Someone complained to John Green on Tumblr that the trailer seems to have lost the nuance of the book but he said that was intentional so the ending isn't ruined. Honestly the book itself is a fun read, and was my Favorite Most Important Life Defining Novel from grades 7-10, but looking back it's certainly designed for that demographic. All I'm saying is that we shouldn't shit on the movie until we've actually seen it, because the book actually makes an attempt to break down the traditional YA, male-lead story arch in a way that isn't required in that genre for a book to be a success.