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It seems Shia LaBeouf won't be the only young actor soldiering up with Brad Pitt for David Ayer's World War II tank drama Fury, as Deadline is now reporting that Logan Lerman, best known for playing the titular character in the Percy Jackson movies, has also signed on for a role in the new film. According to the site he will play, "Norman Ellison, an Army typist and the youngest and most inexperienced member of the crew who is thrust into being a tank gunner."
The film, written by Ayer, follows a five-man American tank squadron in 1945 who ride in to fight off the remaining Nazi forces in Germany. The writer/director previously said of the story, "What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.”
Production on the movie is scheduled to begin this September. Columbia Pictures recently picked up the project after a decent sized bidding war, and is planning to have the film in theaters on November 14, 2014.
Lerman earned good marks for his performance in last year's The Perks of Being a Wallflower and has two films coming up. He'll next be seen this August in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, with co-stars Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Sean Bean, Nathan Fillion, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head and more. In addition to Fury in 2014, the actor will also have a part in Darren Aronofksy's Noah, with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone and Douglas Booth.