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Emma Watson and Logan Lerman to Star In The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Emma Watson and Logan Lerman to Star In The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Hogwarts’ smartest student and Poseidon’s son are joining forces for a surprisingly ordinary movie. Logan Lerman will forgo his power to manipulate water and Emma Watson will ditch her spells to star in the coming-of-age indie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky is a triple threat on this project having written the book it’s based on, penned the script and assuming directorial duties.

As narrated by a timid teen named Charlie, the book is comprised of a series of letters written to an anonymous person. They detail the boy’s exploits and explore everything from his socially defunct start in high school to dabbling in sex and drugs. The Variety article doesn’t mention role assignments, but it’s safe to say that Lerman will assume the role of this awkward adolescent.

As for Watson, if I remember correctly, there are two ways she can go, Sam or Mary Elizabeth. Sam is one of two seniors at school who befriend Charlie that he ultimately develops a crush on and Mary Elizabeth is the one he ends up dating, even though his feelings for Sam are stronger. Either way, this film is a big deal for Watson. Unlike her Harry Potter costars, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, she hasn’t dabbled in film beyond Hogwarts; well, minus voicing Princess Pea in The Tale of Despereaux. But even with just sticking with one character throughout the years, Watson has proved to be quite a talented actress. Plus, if she’s got to lose her leading man, Radcliffe, Lerman is an excellent replacement. (Pun intended.)

By Perri Nemiroff

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  1. Wooooo

    May 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    They’d just be adorable! For the longest time I wished that they would star together in a movie, and this sounds like the perfect one for them! Haha, can’t wait to see Logan play an angsty, “shy” dude.. he was amazing in My One and Only. He’s gorgeous, and so is Emma Watson. Can’t wait for it.
    I’m gonna have to go read the book now, of course. :D

  2. WayneSteven

    May 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I love it!! I super adore the idea!! i absolutely love them both and it would be a dream come true for me!!! Excited! :))

  3. Gabby

    May 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    So cool! How AWESOME is this news??? I would LOVE to see these two in a movie together. I’m assuming Emma would play Sam, which is a completely different character from the ones she usually plays. It will be really nice to see her get to show off her range. Emma is one of the rare actresses who can play anything: drama, comedy, romance, horror, etc. She’s very talented.
    I also love Logan Lerman and of course, John Malkovich. I really really hope this news is true!

  4. aisha

    June 20, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    excellent casting for a movie a lot of people thought would never be made, though there are misgivings about a film version of such a well-loved book, it’s good to know that the author himself will direct. Logan Lerman is the perfect choice to play Charlie and Emma could pull off Sam

  5. Icklefreddie

    July 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Even though I’m loving that Emma’ll be in another movie so we can see more of her, I just have to disagree in one case: Emma starring only in The Tale of Despereaux besides Harry Potter? Has anyone heard of Ballet Shoes? Emma had quite a role there.
    That is all.

  6. adsafgdfg

    August 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    She could also get the role of Charlie's older sister

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