More film stills from Stephen Chbosky’s adapted best-selling, young-adult novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Stephen Chbosky wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 1999. He went on to write the 2005 screenplay for Rent and co-created the CBS series, Jericho. Many approached Chbosky for the book’s movie rights but the author held out until he could direct the movie himself.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emma Watson shares how the first-time director and author persuaded her to take the part of Sam.
“At our initial meeting, he said, ‘Okay, not only is this going to be one of the most important parts you play, you’re also going to have the summer of your life and meet some of your best friends.’ I thought, ‘That’s quite a claim. Who is this guy?’ [Laughs] Everything he said came true.”
The movie comes out September 14 and also stars Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman and Mae Whitman.