From playing a demi-god in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Logan Lerman is now cast as 15-year-old Charlie-- the lead role in the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The story follows a shy high school freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman). To many, Charlie is a "freak". The only friend he had killed himself-- forcing him to face high school alone. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love, until a repressed secret from his past threatens to destroy his newfound happiness.
To fully immerse himself in the role, Logan went to Pittsburgh before anyone else, locked himself in a room and never left-- except when he needed to eat. Logan recalls, “I’ve been torturing myself for the past few months in order to get inside Charlie’s head.”
From Lionsgate-- the producers of Hunger Gamers, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' opens on September 26 in theaters nationwide.