May 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Logan Lerman is enlisting for David Ayer’s WWII tank actioner “Fury”, according to Deadline. Brad Pitt has the lead role, with Shia LaBeouf also on board.
Set in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses, Pitt plays the Commander of a Sherman tank who leads a five-man crew in a battle against desperate German troops. Lerman plays Norman Ellison, the youngest member of the crew thrust into becoming the tank’s gunner. Filming begins in September.
Last seen opposite Emma Watson in Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of his own novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, Lerman recently wrapped up a reunion with Watson on Darren Aronofksy’s “Noah”, in which he plays one of Russell Crowe’s sons, and will next be seen in “Stuck in Love” opposite Lily Collins. He also reprises his titular role in sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, out in August.
April 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson and friends are back for more YA action disguised as ancient Greek mythology in the first trailer for “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, the sequel to the 2010 somewhat successful adaptation “Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.”
Thor Freudenthal directed the sequel, which sees the trio, along with newcomer Leven Rambin as Clarisse, the daughter of Ares, travel into the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle) in search of Zeus’ golden fleece. The YA adaptation landscape has changed a lot since the first film premiered, so it’ll be interesting to see if “Percy Jackson” can find an audience again amidst an increasingly crowded pool that’s seeing more flops (“Beautiful Creatures”, “The Host”) than successes.
“Sea of Monsters” will be released on August 16th, just one week ahead of another YA franchise hopeful, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Watch the first trailer for the risky sequel below.
December 10, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
in Awards, Features
It’s almost that time of year again, when young actors who are lucky enough to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences see a drastic rise in their profiles and the movie offers come flooding in. But first, you have to get nominated. With critics awards already underway and the SAG and Golden Globe nominations both coming this week (!!), now is the perfect time to check in on the dozens of young actors who are vying for just a few spots come Oscar nomination time on January 15th.
From likely winners to maybe-nominees to long shots that deserve some more attention (in descending order), we assess the chances of up and coming actors in each acting category below.
September 19, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” doesn’t really feel like a teenage movie that’s aimed at a teenage audience. Set in the 1990s, it seems like a story that would resonate especially with slightly older people who have already gone through the sometimes thrilling, sometimes horrifying experiences of high school and can now look back upon it, from a distance, with fondness and chagrin in turn. And while it may not reflect exactly or realistically my personal high school experience, or yours, what it does do brilliantly is paint a robust and painfully honest picture of a cast of dynamic and memorable characters, who don’t fit in anywhere but with each other.
September 4, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
The first set photos from Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah” have surfaced, and “Evan Almighty” this is definitely not. Collider has the first photos and Logan Lerman, playing Noah’s eldest son Ham, is pictured dirtied and bloodied up, while Madison Davenport looks equally grimy as Ham’s wife.
Russell Crowe stars as the titular bearded figure who’s tasked by God to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal at the onset of an apocalyptic flood. Douglas Booth also stars as Noah’s other son Shem, while Emma Watson will play Ila, his love interest. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, while Anthony Hopkins plays the villain. The currently filming sandals and swords actioner is currently filming and set for a March 28th, 2014 release.
Check out the first photos of Lerman and Davenport below, and hit Collider for even more looks at the production and costume designs.
July 24, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Announced this morning to be a Special Presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, “Writers” is touted to be a “funny and touching tale of a fractured family trying to rediscover one another over the course of a tumultuous year.” Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly play writers, ex-spouses and parents to Lily Collins‘ Samantha, who is studying writing at college herself, and Nat Wolff‘s Rusty, who’s in high school. Logan Lerman plays classmate and love interest Lou to Samantha, while Rusty has his own romantic entanglements with classmate Kate, as played by Liana Liberato.
The first stills from the film have been released, and give us a glimpse at all members of the Borgens family. Patrick Schwarzenegger, Kristen Bell and even Stephen King in a cameo as himself round out the supporting cast. The Josh Boone directed “Writers” will be distributed by Entertainment One in Canada but has no US or international distribution yet. The first images of Collins, Lerman and Wolff can be seen below, while TIFF.net has even more of the rest of the cast.
June 7, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
UPDATE: Variety reports Dakota Fanning was Aronofsky’s first choice, but had to pass when scheduling conflicted with upcoming flick “Very Good Girls.”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” co-stars Logan Lerman and Emma Watson are set to share the screen again (the trend continues), according to Deadline. Watson is now in negotiations to join the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah”, while Lerman a couple of days ago, along with British actor Douglas Booth.
Russell Crowe stars as Noah, who built an ark and piled it up with two of every animal. Booth plays his youngest son, Shem, and Lerman plays middle son Ham. The eldest, Jepeth, still needs to be cast as well as his love interest. Watson will play Ila, who “develops a close relationship with Shem.” Aronofsky wrote the original draft of the script and John Logan wrote the latest. Filming begins soon.
Watson and Lerman play Sam and Charlie in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, which is released on September 14th. The “Harry Potter” alum was last seen in “My Week with Marilyn” and recently wrapped up Sofia Coppola’s “Bling Ring.” She’s playing herself in Seth Rogan’s “The End of the World”, and is attached to psychological drama “Your Voice In My Head.”
June 5, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Starring three of the most promising rising stars in Hollywood right now, MTV have premiered the first trailer for Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower“, and we’re impressed.
Based on Chbosky’s acclaimed novel, the film follows Logan Lerman’s Charlie, a 15 year old outsider who struggles to to cope with mental illness, first love and the suicide of his best friend, as well as trying to find out where he belongs.
This first trailer focuses on Lerman as well as friends Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, and if these few minutes of footage are anything to go by, this film looks set to have the same impact on it’s audience as the book did.
Also starring Johnny Simmons, Nina Dobrev, Nicholas Braun and Paul Rudd, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is set for release on 14th September 2012. Watch the trailer below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
June 4, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Darren Aronofsky has cast Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth to play the sons of Russell Crowe’s titular “Noah” in his biblical epic, according to Deadline. The search is now on for Noah’s wife, with Jennifer Connelly in the mix, and the film’s villain, as well as roles for two more young actors: Noah’s eldest son Jepeth and his love interest.
Lerman will play middle son Ham, while Booth will play the youngest, Shem. Described as a big fantasy epic, the film will allow Aronofsky to create a whole new world around the biblical character who was asked by God to build an ark and load it up with two of every animal in preparation for an impending apocalyptic flood. Aronofsky wrote the original script and John Logan rewrote. Filming is set to begin this summer.
Booth recently wrapped up playing Romeo opposite Hailee Steinfield in Carlo Carlei’s new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and played Pip in a recent BBC miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.” Lerman is currently shooting the sequel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters”, and will next be seen in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
April 9, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
She conquered “The Hunger Games” and now Leven Rambin is ready to take on another successful teen franchise as Variety reports the rising actress has joined Logan Lerman in “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters”, the sequel to the 2010 modestly successful adaptation.
Lerman will reprise his lead role as Jackson, an ordinary teenager who discovers he’s the son of Poseidon, and also returning from the original film are Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, daughter of Athena, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover, a satyr, and Jake Abel as Luke, son of Hermes. Rambin will be playing Clarisse, daughter of Ares, the god of war. Douglas Smith is also a new addition to the cast, as Tyson, Percy’s half-brother and a cyclops. “The Sea of Monsters” sees Jackson and his friends heading into the legendary Sea of Monsters to find Zeus’ Golden Fleece. Shooting begins next week in Vancouver under the direction of Thor Freudenthal.
Rambin’s Glimmer may not return for “The Hunger Games” (spoiler alert), but Clarisse does appear in more sequels to “Percy Jackson” so her stay in this new franchise may last longer. A veteran of TV guest-starring roles, Rambin is now making a nice transition to film, having also recently completed work as the female lead on surf drama “Of Men and Mavericks”, a biopic about surfing icon Jay Moriarty. She plays Kim, Moriarty’s best friend, girlfriend and eventual wife.