Who is Logan Lerman? He’s a 20-year-old Beverly Hills born actor who just shared the screen with Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. There is no doubt this kid had skills. When he was eight, he played Mel Gibson’s youngest son in The Patriot (2000), and then again as Gibson’s younger version in What Women Want (2000). His other A-list co-stars include Ashton Kutcher when he played his younger version in The Butterfly Effect (2004), and Russel Crowe and Christian Bale in the Western re-make of 3:10 to Yuma (2007). In 2010 he made his biggest debut as the lead character in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief.
Basically, Lerman has been around, and doing pretty well, but it is safe to say that his lead role in Perks is definitely his break out role. Based on the 1999 novel by the same name, written by Stephen Chbosky, the movie takes place in the 1990s in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Logan plays Charlie, a quiet high school freshman whose last and only friend committed suicide before high school. Haunted by memories of his past, Charlie gets through his freshman year with the help of Sam (Emma), Patrick (Ezra), acid, some classical literature, parties, and his awkward “wallflower” social skills.
The film, which dropped in select theaters in the U.S. September 21 follows the book closely, sticking to the original timeline of book, which reveals Charlie’s problems to the fellow characters and audience simultaneously. That can be attributed to the fact that Chbosky also directed the movie, allowing him to stick to the original layout of the story, including the themes of introversion and adolescence awkwardness.
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