Paul Rudd joins in 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'
Tuesday 19 April 2011
In her first major role post-
Harry Potter, Emma Watson is joined by Paul Rudd (
Dinner for Schmucks) in the teen tale
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, according to IndieWire's The Playlist on April 17.
Adapted by the author of the novella, Stephen Chbosky (
Rent), who will also direct the film, this coming-of-age story tells of a shy high school freshman who learns the ways of the world by his step-siblings.
With the Twilight Saga franchise coming to a close soon, Hollywood film studios are seeking young adult stories to attract a teen audience, such as The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence ( Winter's Bone).
Logan Lerman ( Percy Jackson, 3:10 to Yuma) will play the lead, while Nina Dobrev ( The Vampire Diaries television series) and Mae Whitman ( Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) are also added to the cast.
Production begins next month through actor John Malkovich's company Mr. Mudd for release in 2012.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
MOBO Awards 2014: Jess Glynne hits back at 'ridiculous' criticism of nominated white artists
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational and sensitive
MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board with four gongs
The Apprentice, episode 3 - review: Lord Sugar hacks away at the deadwood with double elimination
Channel 5 likely to push Big Brother to the margins of its schedule
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters