The graduates of Hogwarts may be on to new chapters in their careers, but they are sticking to book adaptations.
After appearing in a supporting role in My Week with Marilyn, Emma Watson’s next role is in the adaptation of the coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (S&S/MTV Books). She plays Sam, who guides wallflower Charlie (Logan Lerman) through the pitfalls of trying to fit in. Chbosky wrote the screenplay and directs. Summit has just released the first images from the film. There’s no opening date yet, but it is expected some time this year.
Watson’s Harry Potter co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, next stars in The Woman in Black, based on the book by Susan Hill. It opens on February 3rd.
Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling seems to be having trouble with the launch of Pottermore.com. After opening in Beta for a select group of 1 million users this summer, with plans to open to the rest of the world in October, it was put on indefinite hold in November. The Pottermore Insider blog gives no clues; it’s focused on posting art by the Beta users.