Emma Watson and Logan Lerman's film The Perks of Being a Wallflower may have found a home
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Summit Entertainment is in negotiations to pick up and start filming THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER which is based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote the screenplay and will direct. The film will star Emma Watson (from the HARRY POTTER franchise, duh) and Logan Lerman (PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF) in this coming of age film about teenagers, sex, drugs, friendships and other aspects of growing up during that awkward adolescence phase. Interestingly enough, the film was independently produced by John Malkovich before Summit picked it up. Filming is supposed to start sometime in June.
Sounds like an interesting story from writer Chbosky. Is it just me, or does Summit seem to be gearing toward the teenage audiences and younger these days? With the TWILIGHT franchise and they recently picked up the novel The Night Circus for an adaptation, it appears they are trying to target the young adult/pre-teen crowds. Just an observation, what do you think?