Emma Watson, Logan Lerman to film ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’



Actress Emma Watson is negotiating the details of her role for a new movie with Logan Lerman in the indie coming-of-age drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Variety reports.

Watson, Lerman in talks for ‘Perks’

Indie coming-of-age drama set up at Mr. Mudd

Emma Watson and Logan Lerman are in talks to star in indie coming-of-age drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” set up at John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd.

“Perks of Being a Wallflower” author Stephen Chbosky will direct from his own script with Lianne Halfon, Malkovich and Russell Smith producing.

For Watson, the casting would be her first feature role outside her work as Hermione Granger in Warner Bros’ eight Harry Potter films. The final pic, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is set for release in July 2011.

She appeared in the 2007 telepic “The Ballet Shoes” and voiced the part of Princess Pea in 2008’s “The Tale of Despereaux.”

Lerman, who toplined in “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” has been cast as D’Artagnan in Paul W.S. Anderson’s version of “Three Musketeers” for Constantin.

“Perks,” published in 1999, is narrated by a shy and unpopular teenager who describes his life by writing a series of letters to an anonymous person and explores the awkward times of adolescence, including drug use and sexuality.

The book has been on the American Library Assn.’s list of the top ten most frequently challenged books for reasons including the treatment of drugs, sex and suicide. (By DAVE MCNARY/Variety)

The movie is an adaptation of the book. For more information on the book, please check it out:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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