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 perksextras@gmail.com.

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