Logan Lerman & Emma Watson in 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Trailer
The time is finally here. After the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower hit shelves in 1999, it has since become a controversial piece of writing from author Stephen Chbosky as it has appeared on the American Library Associations list of most challenged books to keep away from schools and kids because of its treatment of drugs, homosexuality, sex and suicide. Well, now the story is hitting the big screen written and directed by Chbosky himself with Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) and Emma Watson (the Harry Potter franchise) in the lead roles. Looks like it might actually be a worthy adaptation.
Here's the first trailer for Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, originally via MTV:
Based on the critically acclaimed novel written by Stephen Chbosky (who previously wrote the screenplay for the big screen adaptation of Rent), who also writes and directs this adaptation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to belong. Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Melanie Lynskey, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons and Nicholas Braun also star in the film Summit Entertainment sends to theaters on September 14th.