Emma Watson confirms Perks of Being a Wallflower

February 10th, 2011

Emma Watson has confirmed she will be appearing in 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'.

It will be the first major project for the British star since the wrapping of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, and she admits she "can't wait" to start work on it.

The 20-year-old actress - who has previously hinted she might want to give up her film career to focus on fashion - wrote on twitter: "Hi all,just wanted to tell you that for once a story in the papers is true! I'm filming Perks of Being a Wallflower this summer.Can't wait!x(sic)"

Logan Lerman will take the leading male role in the coming-of-age drama based on the book by Stephen Chbosky.

The movie tells the tale of a young man named Charlie who falls in love with an older girl (played by Emma) while dealing with his own mental health issues and the suicide of his best friend.

Chbosky has also written the screenplay and will direct the movie.