Fans of Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” have been waiting awhile for the big screen adaptation, and after a lot of rumors, the film is finally on its way into production with “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” star Logan Lerman signed on in lead roles Sam and Charlie.
MTV News caught up with Logan recently at WonderCon, where we peppered him for a few details about the anticipated film (70 percent of Crush readers are extra psyched that this is Emma’s first post-“Potter” role, by the way.)
“It’s definitely happening, we’re shooting that soon,” Logan assured us, when asked about the film’s production status. “We’re starting in a month now, so I’m excited. [Emma and I] haven’t worked together [before], but we met up and everything,” he said.Logan added that everyone involved with the film is very attached to the book as well.
“We’re all really passionate about that movie. It’s a book that’s affected us all,” he said. “The story is ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ it’s a book that we’ve all known, Emma and I, some other people, it’s really affected us since it came out. I read it years ago. It’s an honor to be in that film and to be able to portray Charlie.”
Although an official start date is unknown, the shooting location isn’t.
“We’re shooting in Pennsylvania,” Logan said. “I’m not sure the exact start date, but it should be a month from now or so, and I’m excited.”