Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, a drama and mystery that centers on three stages of a person’s life.
As a teenager, Sidney Hall (Lerman) is an idealistic youth who has designs of becoming a writer. His overwhelming success as a novelist doesn’t leads to a lifetime of happiness, but instead he becomes a drifter who actually burns as many of his books as possible. Kyle Chandler (Game Night) co-stars as the the detective who searches for Sidney Hall, with Michelle Monaghan co-starring as Hall’s mother.
Lerman had the challenging feat of not just playing three different stages of Sidney’s life, but he’s also an executive producer of the project. Click on the media bar below to hear Lerman talk about the most challenging aspect of acting in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall opens in theaters March 2.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder centers August Pullman (Room’sJacob Tremblay), a fifth grader who initially feels like an outsider at his school due to his facial differences. In and out of the hospital for most of his life, August is an kindhearted, well meaning soul who has the obvious love of his parents (Julia Roberts,Owen Wilson) and will predictably win over the hearts and minds of his fellow classmates.
Predictable and tearjerker films are not a bad thing, especially when a film has a topline cast. Stephen Chbosky, who directed the first rate drama The Perks of Being A Wallflower, is the man behind the camera, and that definitely bodes well for Wonder. Check out the newest trailer and tell us what you think!
Wonder, co-starring Daveed Diggs and Mandy Patinkin, opens nationwide November 17.
Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman has been working in television and films for over a decade, and he is only 21 years old. Lerman is one of the great younger actors in Hollywood today, and has won the hearts of young movie goers starring as Percy Jackson in the Percy Jackson films and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Lerman has a loyal fan base, not only with younger audiences, but with older fans as well. He told us that he gets recognized by both teenagers and by older fans, and recalled an odd encounter he had with an older fan. (Click on the media bar below to hear Logan Lerman)
Currently in theaters and finally gaining a little awards consideration attention, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is STEPHEN CHBOSKY’S own big-screen adaptation of his best selling young adult novel of the same name and follows the adolescent coming-of-age of a 15-year-old high schooler trying to cope with first love, loss and mental illness. Directed by CHBOSKY as well, the film features the captivating and completely committed performances of leads LOGAN LERMAN, EMMA WATSON and EZRA MILLER. First-time director, CHBOSKY is to be congratulated not just for a great adaptation of his own book but also for the perfect ensemble cast he’s put together. Despite getting great notices for his performance, it was just a couple of years ago (during interviews for PERCY JACKSON) that LERMAN confided in us that the kind of role he plays in PERKS is exactly the kind of character he was hoping to avoid. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
With the arrival of late November, Academy screeners flood the domiciles of critics from all corners of the earth, as online, print, radio, and even TV journalists get a shot to catch up on all the movies they missed this year. Although I’ve seen my fair share of screeners within the past couple of weeks, few have reached the creative heights of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, PG-13, 103 minutes).
Unfortunately, this coming of age drama, which features Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, made just $16 million domestically, and hopefully the feature will receive a huge reception when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 12th. Stephen Chbosky directed the feature, which is based on his own novel, and his intimate touch with the material is evident with his stellar work with the ensemble. Lerman stars as Charlie, a socially inept high school freshman whose life takes a turn for the better after befriending two spirited seniors (Ezra Miller and Watson). The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev stars as Charlie’s older sister and Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) are his concerned parents.
Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include: audio commentary from Chbosky, a separate commentary track with Chbosky and his cast, a featurette titled “Best Summer Ever,” deleted scenes with optional commentary from Chbosky, and dailies.
If you dig high school dramas which contain an evocative rendering of its realities, then The Perks of Being a Wallflower fits the bill. The video below is one of the picture’s many memorable sequences, so if you haven’t seen the film, check out the clip: