December 05, 2010

[EDIT 12-05] New info about The Perks of being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson

One of the biggest stars from the "Harry Potter" movie series is coming to Pittsburgh to film a new movie, according to several internet reports.

If the rumors are true, don't be surprised when actress Emma Watson is spotted around town.

The movie is "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" and it's based on the best-selling coming-of-age book by the same name.

Author Steven Chbosky confirmed that Watson will play "Sam" in the movie, during a recent visit to Slippery Rock University.

Chbosky, who will also direct the film, told See & Be Seen Friday that the earliest filming will begin is May 2011.

Teen actor Logan Lerman ("Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief") has signed on to play the main character, "Charlie," according to Variety and MTV.com.

Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 1988.

Chbosky also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film "Rent," and was co-creator, executive producer and writer of the CBS television series "Jericho."

See & Be Seen will continue to follow this story as it develops.
Source: WPXI

En gros, en français, la participation d'Emma au film est toujours est rumeur et le tournage commence en Mai 2011 à Pittsburgh ce qui correspond à la fin des exams à Brown.

EDIT: From a Pitts film company twitter today
BridgeCityFilms had a meeting with an agent who said Emma Watson is confirmed for Perks of Being a Wallflower. Starts shooting early 2011 in Pittsburgh
Source: Pottershots

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah more than convinced that this is never going to happen and that Chbosky is in over his head with this....

After all Emma hasn't said anything about this despite her being open with her plans regarding the Week with Marilyn and her organic fashion stuff.

Anonymous said...

And wasn't there a guy, who seemed to know a lot of stuff, at Pottershots who told us that Emma is definitely not going to star in the Perks and that the director and the producers were hyping up her potential involvement to get money or something?

Eden said...

I don't remember at all the comments on Pottershots about it. But Emma's exams end in May, Chbosky said she'll be Sam so to me she's in it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Also the role sounds so risque and Emma's said in the TImes interview that she won't do nude or drug roles just to shed her Hermione image.

And the fact that the director also confirmed that shooting starts in December when he "confirmed" Emma's involvement more than discredits his words for me.

Eden said...

But maybe the shooting has been postponed for Emma to be able to film it. It wasn't able to in December. I'm a very optimistic person so all these coincidences make my hope higher and higher but yeah, I hope for something official from her team, confirmation or denial. Her team denied the movie with Pattinson so the fact that they didn't deny Perks makes me think that maybe she's still in talk or was.

Anonymous said...

I'd say though that her message that the Perks was just one of many projects that Emma was considering is a denial.

Frankly this is one project though I wish Emma isn't involved in (the book is really terrible) so maybe I'm biased but I think this is nothing more than a desperate attempt from the producer and the writer to get fund or whatever. I mean why is he giving interview at theses places that nobody has ever heard of for one? Why not do an interview with a cool well known magazine or something?

Eden said...

There's not enough to say about the movie yet to satisfy a magazine. All what he can say for the moment is who's going to be in it, where and when it's going to be. Until the shooting there's not much to say.
I haven't read the book yet (I think I stopped at the moment where he meets Sam but that was months ago) so I can't say what I think about it, but just the fact that she might play a very different role from what she already played makes me want her to do it. Maybe I'll have another opinion if I finish the book one day though :p

Anonymous said...

Chbosky never said it was filming in December, Logan said that in July. Mr.Mudd doesn't have trouble funding its projects. This book has a large following so Emma is making another smart move.

Anonymous said...

They didn't deny it,but said too "Don't get to excited"
I don't think the shooting has been postponed right now,they can't do that just a Month before the Shooting should begin.It needs Time to prepare a Set and all the other Things for it.They can't prepare all that and then saying "not in december,we don't know when exactly",since the Rumour on the Site said "earliest".It would cost Money.It must be known since a longer Time,that they won't filming the Movie soon,maybe since 2 Months.


Btw There are still Sites,who are saying she cut her Hair because of the Dragon Role Casting,she lost the Casting,she was fired by Burberry etc.When will People stop with that

Anonymous said...

No there are People who are saying the Author said it will be filmed in December

But well I don't want to see her in the Role neither,like one of the Anonymous here.I hope she will stay at this what she said in the Time Interview.
I don't think such a Role is good for her right now,she should collect more experience first,like she did it with the litte Role in Marylin or with Theatre,which she want's to do next Summer (she said it in a Interview)

Anonymous said...

Chbosky never said December. If you don't like this role then don't watch the movie. It's a smart move on Emma's part. It already has an audience.

Anonymous said...

Then you can say too Chbosky never said Emma will be in it.Because People said both things,that about December and that about Emma.

I just said what I think,because it seems I'm not the only one with these Thoughts.There are more People who are thinking that the Role doesn't suit her and it's not my Fault if you have a Problem with that.

The Phoenix Rising said...

I live in Pittsburgh (20 minutes from) and the pittsburgh film office website has no listing for filming of perks in this city for december.

Eden said...

The article says "that the earliest filming will begin is May 2011"

Anonymous said...

I am actually now more confused... the article quotes the director that May would be the earliest starting date yet BridgeCityFilms tweets that filming will probly begin soon after x-mas/new year....

Eden said...

Early 2011 is too vague. To me it can mean May, for others it means January. I'll send them a tweet if I find their account.

Eden said...

Just saw they said it was probably January but they're not sure at all. I'm confused too.

Anonymous said...

The film company doesn't know when filming is. They were told early 2011. Why ask them more questions? Chbosky said the earliest is May. He would know. That also fits in with Emma's schedule. Good news is it's being filmed!

Anonymous said...

The film company doesn't know when filming is. They were told early 2011. Why ask them more questions? Chbosky said the earliest is May. He would know. That also fits in with Emma's schedule. Good news is it's being filmed!

Anonymous said...

The film company doesn't know when filming is. They were told early 2011. Why ask them more questions? Chbosky said the earliest is May. He would know. That also fits in with Emma's schedule. Good news is it's being filmed!

The Phoenix Rising said...

As someone who lives in Pittsburgh you do not want to film in the winter here. I never read the book. Is it based during winter months?

Anonymous said...

One Thing.DH Part 2 will be 07/15 in the Cinemas,right?Means the Premiere Times will be begin of July.Means the Promotion Stuff )will be during June (I heard the most is in England) and after the Movie came in the Cinemas since it's the last one,it will be much maybe (don't know,WB must decide it)

But the Thing is,she can't do the Promotion Stuff during Exams Times in April/May.Even Emma is not perfect,that this will be healthly.

Anonymous said...

*April and May (for the Exams,they can be on both Month til Middle-End May) But end May are the Exams really over

Sorry for the Double Post

Anonymous said...

So begin of June til middle-almost end of July is Promotion Stuff and HP Time.What is with her Theatre Plans for Summer 2011 now,which she talked about.During Promotion and HP Times is not really Time for this.

Anonymous said...

She said she was wanting to do theater. She didn't seem to have definite plans. She may be doing another play at Brown. She managed to do Potter promotion for the last movie, I'm sure she's smart enough to figure out her schedule.

The Phoenix Rising said...

Hey eden "We are NOT the production company for Perks of Being a Wallflower. We just met with an agent who had some info and passed it along" that quote is from Bridecityfims via twitter about an hour ago. 223p usa time.

we'll have to wait and see.

Anonymous said...

just finished reading the book..the book is not really about drugs or nudity it's about coming of age and struggling/trying to "fit in" to the world around you..Sam character is not that bad just the typical teenager she has flaws yes(she chain smokes) but that can be over shadowed by her good qualities like she's a true friend, caring and loyal. Sam is actually endearing in the book (well for me i dunno with others). so if Emma decides to do this film i'd sure be one of those who will look forward to it. (maybe they could just tone down the chain smoking :) )