Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” films) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief) are in talks to star in indie coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower for John Malkovich’s Mr. Mudd.
Variety says the book’s author Stephen Chbosky will direct from his own script. Lianne Halfon, Malkovich and Russell Smith will produce.
The following is a description of the book, which was published in 1999:
This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.
Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.