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.
October 19, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
The adaptation of teen favourite The Perks of Being A Wallflower, starring Logan Lerman (The Three Musketeers) and Harry Potter star Emma Watson, is now finishing up in post-production and we here at Up and Comers are getting rather excited.
A coming-of-age tale that follows 15 year old Charlie (Lerman), an 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, the film features a whole cast of rising stars including Nicholas Braun, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller and Johnny Simmons.
Although we’re unsure how this beloved novel will translate to the screen, it has been adapted and directed by the author Stephen Chbosky, and we’ve already seen some behind-the-scenes footage. These new images, courtesy of CinemaBlend are further easing a few doubts we’re sure many had.
Mostly featuring Lerman and Watson, as well as one with Chbosky, click on the high-res gallery images below and let us know your thoughts.
April 15, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
Deadline reports that Canadian-Bulgarian beauty Nina Dobrev will be making her transition from television to film with a role in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” a movie based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky. Dobrev has been cast as “Candace” and will be joining Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, and the recently casted Mae Whitman.
Dobrev is no stranger to book-to-screen adaptations as she currently stars on CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” playing the roles of human high-schooler Elena Gilbert and her vampire doppelganger Katherine Pierce. She also was one of the lead characters on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” for three seasons playing the teenage mom/wannabe model Mia Jones.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is expected to go into production next month.
April 5, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Mae Whitman, star of TV show Parenthood has signed on to star alongside Emma Watson and Logan Lerman in the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Variety are today reporting that Whitman is to play Mary Elizabeth, “a tattooed vegetarian who acts as the protagonist’s first girlfriend”. Last seen on the big screen alongside Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Whitman can next be seen alongside John Cusack in crime mystery The Factory.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows 15 year old Charlie (Lerman), an 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, by writing letters to an anonymous friend. The screenplay has been written by Stephen Chbosky who is also the author of the book, and production is due to begin next month.