The European Film Market is going down right now so that means we’re in for some heavy acquisition news over the next few days. The latest pick-up comes from Summit Entertainment who have acquired the distribution rights to The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) and Emma Watson. Stephen Chbosky will write and direct the adaptation of his own 1999 novel of the same name. Chbosky also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Rent.
Per the fact sheet, Wallflower “is a coming of age story about 15-year-old Charlie (Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs.”