the perks of being a wallflower Tag

Hard to believe it’s been ten years since “Mean Girls.” While that arguably iconic teen movie has made an indelible mark on pop culture and hell, even the way we speak (I know, right?!), we definitely have not been hurting for quality teen movies in the decade since. It’s hard to say if any of the movies on our list were directly or indirectly influenced by Tina Fey and Mark Waters’ hilarious yet spot-on satire of female friendships in high school, but each of them are memorable and worth yourRead More
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” turned out to be such a win-win for everyone involved that it’s no surprise director Stephen Chbosky and star Emma Watson are planning on doing another film together. Deadline reports Watson is now attached to star in Chbosky’s next, “While We’re Young.” As if the “Perks” duo weren’t enough pedigree, “While We’re Young” will be scripted by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter, who are majorly on the rise following the successes of “(500) Days of Summer” and “The Spectacular Now.” The story followsRead More

Posted On September 4, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

“Poltergeist” Remake Haunts Nicholas Braun

Rising comedic actor Nicholas Braun is the latest to join the remake of horror classic “Poltergeist”, according to The Wrap. Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell play the leads in the new film, with Jared Harris and Kyle Catlett in supporting roles. Tobe Hooper directed the 1982 original which saw a family terrorized by a ghostly presence in their home, culminating in the kidnapping of their daughter. Considered one of the best films released that year and a classic of the horror genre, the film spawned two less successful sequels. TheRead More
Chris McCoy is getting ready to direct his Black List script “Good Kids”, and he’s set rising stars Nicholas Braun and Jane Levy to star in it, according to Deadline. The film, which is out to financiers, follows four overachieving high school kids who reinvent themselves over the summer after graduation when the “summer people” come to town. Levy is the star of ABC sitcom “Suburgatory”, heading into its third season this fall, and most recently appeared in the “Evil Dead” remake. She recently wrapped up indies “Frank and Cindy”Read More
After choosing roles as different from Hermione Grainger as you can get post-“Harry Potter”, Emma Watson is now ready to step back into the fantasy genre, with Variety reporting the young Brit is attached to star in “Queen of the Tearling”, an adaptation of an upcoming fantasy novel trilogy. Described as a female-driven “Game of Thrones”, the novel’s 19-year-old heroine was partly inspired by the idealism of a 2007 Barack Obama. Erika Johansen’s debut novel/trilogy, set three centuries after an environmental disaster where an evil Red Queen rules the land,Read More
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 ofRead More
Fox buddy comedy “Let’s Be Cops” have landed James D’Aarcy and Nina Dobrev for pivotal roles opposite Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr, according to Variety. Johnson and Wayans will play two friends looking for something more in life. Somehow that turns into impersonating cops for fun, but things get real when they run afoul of a ruthless mobster, to be played by D’Arcy. Dobrev will play Wayans’ love interest and Luke Greenfield, who wrote the script with Nick Thomas, will direct. Dobrev is the lead of long-running CW seriesRead More
MARCH 11TH UPDATE: Watson has decided to pass on playing Cinderella for Disney. The search continues. ORIGINAL POST: “Harry Potter” may have made Emma Watson a household name, but the young star’s next potential role is poised to continue that trend. Variety reports Watson is in early talks to play the lead in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Cinderella”, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh from a script by Chris Weitz. Curiouser and curiouser, this film is just the latest in a line of recent live-action fairytales, including “Alice in Wonderland,”Read More
Canadian actor Zane Holtz, who played Logan Lerman’s older brother in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, has been cast in indie thriller “The Curse of Downer’s Grove”, another YA book adaptation, according to Variety. Bella Heathcote plays the lead in the film, with Lucas Till, Kevin Zegers and Penelope Mitchell rounding out the cast. Earlier reports had “Friday Night Lights” star Aimee Teegarden also part of the cast, but there’s been no mention of her in more recent articles. Derek Martini will direct the film from a script heRead More
UPDATE: Eva Green has been cast in the female lead role of Ava Lord, the titular Dame to kill for. Indie rising star Julia Garner is the latest to join the ever-growing cast of sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, according to Deadline. She joins fellow newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to their 2005 stylized hit “Sin City,” based on Miller’s graphic novel of the same name. Miller and Rodriguez are already underway filmingRead More