Sunday , 24 May 2015

Perks of Being a Wallflower Filming Now

Emma Watson & Logan Lerman shopping at Barnes & Noble in Pittsburgh
Emma Watson & Logan Lerman shopping at Barnes & Noble in Pittsburgh

Yinzer hipsters rejoice! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being made into a movie and will be filmed in Pittsburgh starting today. The book was written by a Pittsburgher, so what better place to film than the Burgh?

Writer and director Stephen Chbosky was originally from Upper St. Clair where he graduated from high school in 1988. Now he lives in the real Hollywood, but after adapting the novel into a screenplay, he brought the production back to his hometown: Hollywood of the East.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of an introvert freshman named Charlie who learns everything from drug use to suicide after being taken on the wings by step siblings Sam and Patrick.

Harry Potter fans will be excited to know that they will have an opportunity to stalk Emma Watson aka Herimone Granger (playing Sam). Charlie, the 15 year old main character will be played by 19 year old Logan Lerman. The movie is executive produced by John Malkovich and features other famous faces including Paul Rudd, Mae Witman, and Nina Dobrev.

Stalkers Warning: Emma and Logan look strikingly similar…

Emma Watson and Logan Lerman filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Pittsburgh
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman look-a-like contest

Where is The Perks of Being a Wallflower filming in Pittsburgh?

So far we know of the following locations:

The Hollywood Theater in Dormont (more info)
1449 Potomac Avenue (map)
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 563-0368

Peters Township High School (more info)
264 E McMurray Rd (map)
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Possible Upper St. Clair Locations May 9th-13th (more info):

  • Mill Grove Road (map)
  • Swanson Lane (map)
  • Hathaway Lane (map)
  • Ewing Circle (map)
  • Valley Court (map)

Were there any casting calls yet?

According to their Facebook page and this article, Nancy Mosser Casting will be looking for extras and 35 speaking roles for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The information is not yet on their site, but if you are interested you should submit a profile to the agency.

18 year olds who look 14 needed for “Perks of Being a Wallflower”. If you are local and are interested in being submitted, please send a recent photo as well as your contact info and age to

Contact Boring Pittsburgh!


  • Boring Pittsburgh

    Shout out to Michael Warbux for the tip!

    Keep ‘em coming and we’ll post them here :)

  • Niki

    They are filming right now behind the St. Clair country club in Upper St. Clair.

  • Niki
    • Boring Pittsburgh

      Upper St. Clair’s government website posted a traffic advisory due to the movie shoot. Traffic restrictions will take place on Mill Grove Road, Swanson Lane, Hathaway Lane, Ewing Circle and Valley Court from Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13.

      Thanks Niki!

  • James

    Aw that’s a cute pic. But why is Logan up there wearing a dress?

  • Katie

    I live very close to the filming! Tried to get pics but the street was blocked off. I will try again tonight and let everyone know.

  • zatto

    this should be an interesting summer with all the film crews running around.

  • http://n/a Resident

    Ewing Cir is where they are filming now

    • Katie

      Are you sure it’s on Ewing or is that just where some of the equipment is being stored?

      • http://n/a Resident

        Actually it turned out to be closed off but I don’t think they actually filmed anything on that road. Sorry.

  • R. Weasley

    Hmmm Emma Watson is all grown up now.

  • Sam Oh

    I wonder if she can hide her thick accent for this role.

  • Original Hipster

    I have this book. I carry it with me in the back pocket of my extra tight jeans. It is coffee stained, but I have yet to actually read it.

  • Wally

    When does Batman get here?

  • Friskiii

    Oooo nooooo are they going to ruin this story with a movie!!?

    • PGH Filmer

      People tend to think putting a book on the big screen means it will be ruined. It just means the story will be delivered differently, and in a shorter window of time.

  • Niki

    The author of the book is the director. John Malkovich is a producer. It should be good.

  • Some guy

    Looks like an 8 am start today

  • Some guy

    I heard they are allll im their trailers right now

  • Starberry

    Are they still looking for extras?

    • hot shorts

      i was wondering the same thing. i sent an email but nothing back yet.

  • Some guy

    All casting is done through Mosser Casting, I believe its

  • Kelsie

    Sooo happy they are making a movie out of this novel and even happier they are making it in my hometown. I hope I can get a glimpse of the crew.

  • Chris

    I saw Nina Domrev today ffrom a distance. She is hot!

  • maniacal

    Can someone please explain hipster to me?

    • Josh Michaels

      This is from the urban dictionary “Typically a Hipster can be identified by vintage or thrift-store bought clothing, a taste for obscure or underground music, a penchant for irony and an elitist attitude.”

  • Yea

  • Euro Trash

    Is Emma Watson in Pittsburgh?

  • SQ

    just saw emma watson in the airport, shes officially here :)

    • The Gwenn

      Is this confirmed?

  • Boring Pittsburgh

    Thanks to our friend Phil Rush, we heard John Malkovich was in Shadyside today (link):

    I saw John Malkovich in Shadyside while I was shooting a Tv show for Lifetime this afternoon. He walked right through our shot and wouldn’t even sign a release. I hope he’s happy with a blurry face when the show airs.

  • Mama Lo

    I met logan lerman, sucha nice guy! i really wanna meet nina dobrev and mae whitman!

    • The Gwenn

      Soooooooo lucky did you get pics with Lerman?

  • Blueeyedguy7069

    Emma Watson actually bought candles at Bath and Body Works in South Hills Village Saturday April 14 in the AM. No Entourage.

    • Jamie

      Do you mean May 14?

  • Boring Pittsburgh

    Emma Watson is definitely in Pittsburgh. Post updated with a pic of her and Logan Lerman that has been floating around the web.

  • Shannon

    does anyone know where they will be filming the next few days?

  • Boring Pittsburgh

    Nicole A OwlsOnBikesthey are filming Perks of Being a Wallflower right now at the end of my old st. (s winebiddle & penn) Emma Watson may or may not be there!

    • Lambert

      Emma Watson was there.

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  • Resident

    They busy are on Mill Grove today.

    • qq

      where is that?

      • Resident

        Upper St Clair

  • Moo

    Where are they? I really want to meet Emma Watson!!

  • Niki

    They were filming around Mill Grove yesterday. We’re not 100% sure if they are going to film there again today. They will probably film Rocky Horror Picture Show scenes at the Hollywood theater in Dormont next Tuesday. They still need extras for that scene. They request that you dress up and know the audience “call-outs”. Nancy Mosser casting is taking care of extras. They also have a facebook page.

  • Niki

    Also, I have been posting videos of my movie set/base camp visits around Pittsburgh on my YouTube channel: msnikimarie1. I put up 2 videos yesterday from when I visited the Steel Town set. I also posted some videos of Emma Watson and Mae Whitman from when they were filming in Friendship.

  • Niki

    I heard from @b4thetrailer that they were filming at the Parkway Center mall in Greentree today. Others think they might film the tunnel scenes in the Fort Pitt tunnel tonight and/or tomorrow night.

  • Jess

    I work at one of the buildings at Parkway Center and they had the trucks there this morning. This afternoon there is a tent set up for the Extra and Crew to park with plenty of police there as well.

  • andrew

    filming in Dormont at the Hollywood Theatre tonight (Jun 1) from 8pm-2am

    • Boring Pittsburgh

      Thanks Andrew!

  • Sara

    Where are they filming after they’re done at the theater on June 8th? I live in Ohio and would love to send an autograph request to Emma, but there’s no way I could get everything together by then (pictures, SASE, etc)

  • Anonymous

    I was in Deerfield Manor on Saturday morning and was told by security that they will begin filming on Turnberry Drive and Merryoak Lane beginning Monday June 6. They had trucks parked on the corner of Hollow Tree and Turnberry, not allowing traffic through, except to residents [Turnberry/Merryoak have no outlet].

  • jJasmine

    are they still in Pittsburgh?

  • Lindsay

    Hi is Emma Watson still in Pittsburgh?

    • Resident


  • jjarbo

    Does anyone know how long they will be filming in Pitt?

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  • Emily

    Oh My God! Are they done filming here already???? Just when I get back to this city I miss the chance to run into two of my favorite actors!

    Can anyone pleeease tell me if they are still in Pittsburgh?

    • Josh

      They have left the city and gone back to there home towns.

  • Dana92

    I just finished the book and I can’t wait for the movie!

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