Perks Of Being A Wallflower Poster Revealed, Plus A First Look At The Upcoming Trailer
As MTV was the publisher of the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it's fitting that the trailer for the book's movie adaption will premiere this Sunday during the pre-show of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. Still, those of us who have long been compelled by the bittersweet coming-of-age story of Charlie and his high school friends don't have to wait to get a taste of what author/writer-director Stephen Chbosky has in store thanks to this tantalizing teaser:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief's Logan Lerman as Charlie, a freshman who is struggling with the suicide of his closest friend while trying to make sense of the teen world of cliques, crushes and sexual confusion. Though shy, Charlie soon finds his way into a close-knit crew of new friends, played by Harry Potter star Emma Watson, Arrested Development's Mae Whitman, and We Need to Talk About Kevin's Ezra Miller.
As the novel is unfolded through a series of letters that Charlie writes to an anonymous pen pal, it's hard to imagine how even Chbosky will be able to translate his introverted hero to the screen, which is part of the reason we recommend reading the touching source material. All the same, it's hard not to get excited for this fast-approaching feature with such a stellar young cast. The fact that the always-wonderful Melanie Lynskey and the effervescent Paul Rudd are also on board only heightens this adaptation's appeal.
Also unveiled is the feature's first promo poster, which presents its fresh-faced heroes while harkening back to the memorably cover of the original novel. Likewise sure to connect with fans of the book is the tagline, "We are infinite," a line Perks that deftly captures the feeling of youth wrapped in the seemingly safe night full of possibilities (click on the poster to see it in high-res)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower opens September 14th.
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