Summit Entertainment film 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' casting actors and extras

The upcoming feature film "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is currently holding auditions for supporting roles as well as casting extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in the Pittsburgh, PA area. A stand-in for Emma Watson will be hired to work the entire duration of filming. This will be Watson's first major acting role outside the "Harry Potter" series.

John Malkovich, Lianne Halfon, and Russell Smith all own a production company called Mr. Mudd, which is producing "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" with Summit Entertainment. Summit has also acquired distribution rights to the film.

Stephen Chbosky will direct from an adapted screenplay that he wrote based on his novel of the same name. Chbosky has one other directorial credit for the film "The Four Corners of Nowhere", which he also wrote. That film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Chbosky wrote the screenplay for Sony Pictures hit film "rent", and was also the Executive Producer/Creator/Head Writer on the CBS Primetime Emmy nominated TV series "Jerico".

The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" principal actor casting director in Pittsburgh is accepting photos and resumes from both union and non-union local actors, however she is giving strong preference to SAG members and/or formally trained talent. Those interested can email a headshot and resume to the following:

Please put THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER ACTOR SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email.

Details on how local Pittsburgh residents can be considered for work on the film as extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles is listed below. All types are needed, however they will especially be hiring a large amount of people between the ages of 18 - 22 years old who can play high school students. No prior experience working as an extra is needed, and non union people are welcome.

Principal photography begins in the Pittsburgh area on May 10, 2011 and will continue through July 12, 2011.

Extras Casting


Katie Shenot
Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" Extras
Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Click Here to register for extra, stand-in, or photo double work.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Venus Kanani
Mary Vernieu
Betty Mae Inc.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
19 Anchorage St.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


Nancy Mosser
Nancy Mosser Casting
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Blackbird Studios
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Production Office
Wallflower, LLC
44 Mayview Road
Lawrence, PA 15055

Summit Entertainment, LLC
1630 Stewart Street
Suite 120,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Mr. Mudd
137 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Suite 113
Los Angeles, CA 90004


John Malkovich
Lianne Halfon
Russell Smith


Stephen Chbosky


Emma Watson - Sam
Logan Lerman - Charlie
Mae Whitman - Mary Elizabeth
Paul Rudd - Bill
Nina Dobrev - Candace


Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a shy 15 year old boy, entering the daunting and exciting world of high school in Pittsburgh, PA. Still struggling with his best friends recent suicide, he is a wallflower who longs to step out of his shell. When Charlie meets the coolest group of outcasts in school, lead by Patrick and his amazingly gorgeous stepsister Sam (Emma Watson), they take Charlie under their wing and welcome him onto the Island of Misfit Toys. Charlie begins an exciting adventure of adolescence with his first love, first kiss, first drive with his best friends, and his first pot brownie. All set to the best mix tape and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Charlie learns to face his haunting past, as his deep love for Sam, love for his family, and his friends, inspire him to finally step out of his shell and embrace his infinite life.