by Brendan Bettinger Posted: January 24th, 2011
In May we heard Emma Watson (the Harry Potter series) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) are teaming up for an adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. John Malkovich is independently producing the feature, but Perks was unable to land a studio home before the end of 2010 — even with this package. That should change. And soon.
Vulture hears Summit Entertainment is in talks to pick up the coming-of-age film with plans for a June shoot. Chbosky plans to write and direct the adaptation. The Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of a teen who assumes the alias “Charlie” (Lerman), and describes the various events of his high school life in letters to an anonymous person. Watson would play Charlie’s friend Sam. Hit the jump for the full synopsis and a look at the two stars’ upcoming projects.
by Posted: January 24th, 2011
James Franco is in talks to play pornographer Chuck Traynor in Lovelace, a biopic of 1970s porn star Linda Boreman (stage name: Linda Lovelace). An offer is out to Kate Hudson to play the title role. Should he sign on, Lovelace would reunite Franco with Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
Boreman starred in what may be the most famous pornographic film of all time: 1972’s Deep Throat. She later claimed that she did not consent to the acts you see in Deep Throat — that instead she was coerced by abusive husband Traynor with “an M-16 rifle at her head.” More background after the jump: