Variety reports Dakota Fanning was Aronofsky’s first choice, but had to pass when scheduling conflicted with upcoming flick “Very Good Girls.”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” co-stars Logan Lerman and Emma Watson are set to share the screen again (the trend continues), according to Deadline. Watson is now in negotiations to join the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah”, while Lerman a couple of days ago, along with British actor Douglas Booth.
Russell Crowe stars as Noah, who built an ark and piled it up with two of every animal. Booth plays his youngest son, Shem, and Lerman plays middle son Ham. The eldest, Jepeth, still needs to be cast as well as his love interest. Watson will play Ila, who “develops a close relationship with Shem.” Aronofsky wrote the original draft of the script and John Logan wrote the latest. Filming begins soon.
Watson and Lerman play Sam and Charlie in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, which is released on September 14th. The “Harry Potter” alum was last seen in “My Week with Marilyn” and recently wrapped up Sofia Coppola’s “Bling Ring.” She’s playing herself in Seth Rogan’s “The End of the World”, and is attached to psychological drama “Your Voice In My Head.”