Emma portraying Sam
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Written By: Stephen Chbosky
Release: 14 September 2012
Status: Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Also Starring: Logan Lerman (Charlie), Ezra Miller (Patrick), Nina Dobrev (Candace), Mae Whitman (Mary Elizabeth)
A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope-and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
Quotes from Emma
• In January 2011, Emma and writer-director Stephen Chbosky went to New York to petition major studios to fund the production. After presenting the script and the appeal of the movie to several production companies, “Perks” was picked up by Summit Entertainment. Chbosky noted that, “we wouldn’t be making the movie without her passion for it.”
• Emma jetted off to New York in the last week of April to meet up with principle actors, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller. Before this week she had only met with Logan for screen testing.
• Emma, Mae, Ezra and Logan bonded by forming a makeshift punk band, “Octopus Jam”, while they stayed in hotels in Pittsburgh. Ezra was on (lamp) drums, Logan on keyboard, Johnny on guitar and vocals by Emma.
• Was one of the movies that would have it’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012.
• The trailer was premiered at the MTV Movie Awards 2012. Emma, Logan and Ezra were on hand at the awards to introduce the trailer to the world.
• Initially was given an R-rating by the MPAA. However, as this would cut out the primary target audience of the film, Summit petitioned the MPAA into giving the movie a lower rating. After a brief deliberation the rating was dropped to PG-13.
• The first time Emma met Ezra Miller he was wearing duck pyjamas.