Logan Lerman to Star in Seth Gordon’s Indie Drama THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK

     April 18, 2011


Logan Lerman has signed on to star in The Only Living Boy in New York for director Seth Gordon (Four Christmases).  According to Deadline, the indie drama (written by The Dilemma screenwriter Allan Loeb) “is a twisted coming of age tale in which a young man (Lerman) learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. The son tries to stop it, only to become involved with the woman as well. With advice from a questionable quirky neighbor, the young man learns about love.”  Ugh.  Because the premise isn’t quirky faux-drama enough, let’s throw in a quirky neighbor who gives advice.

Lerman will next be seen in the atrocious-looking 3D adaptation of The Three Musketeers.  He’s also set to star in an adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower opposite Emma Watson.  As for Gordon, his new film Horrible Bosses, opens July 8th.

  • battleangel

    Just gotta say again Matt, I really respect how you call them like you see them. Just because you report the news doesn’t mean you can’t give us your take on it. The Three Muskateers does look atrocious… I will admit that I’ve had SO much fun with the Resident Evil series and Event Horizon (for whatever reason) scared the living shit out of me as a kid so Paul W.S. doesn’t get them all wrong…

    Anyway, this is just in anticipation of the 4-5 automatic “stop sharing your opinion Matt, you ***hole” posts that pop up on every thread…

    • Cali Kid

      You must not have been a fan of the games if you had “so much fun” with the Resident Evil series.

      • battleangel

        Not if a healthy % of the fun I had with the movies was “are you f””ing kidding me? This is so missing the point that it’s not even funny…” until you realized… it *was* funny. It was a huge, huge mess. But it was earnest enough of a mess to own up to that and make it enjoyable, once you get past the “wow, this is a total f***-up of this franchise’s potential” factor. The funny thing about these movies is that they completely get the feel of the franchise (survival horror) wrong. They turn it into an infinite-ammo free-for-all, completely ignoring the beautiful way the franchise begun- with players hording ink ribbons and making every shot count, sort of a Japanese twist on the American action game. The irony is that with Paul WS at the front of the series, it had no chance of being true to the property…

        …but I LOVE Milla Jovovich, and these movies are fun, almost in contrast. And with the last film, finally introducing (albeit awkwardly) Wesker was sort of a “FINALLY” moment.

        So I hope that clears up whether or not I’m a Paul WS Anderson shill who has never played the Resident Evil franchise. I have played every game in the series, from the first day the series was released in the US.

    • Cali Kid

      …….Yeah I think that pretty much solves it.

  • battleangel

    Also, the Silent Hill movie(s?) don’t play totally true 100% to the franchise in the way that “If they have Zod they must have bla bla bla bla bla blabla” guy would consider 100% true to the franchise, but I thought that was a great cinematic ride as well (and superior to the RE series of course). An American movie is an american movie.

    Give Takasha Miike the RE franchise and of course I’d be the first in the theater.

  • Lermaniac

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I thought Logan did and EXCELLENT job in the three musketeers. I really am excited to see what Logan will do with The Only Boy in New York.