Fans of the young adult novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" have yet another casting decision to hotly debate in comments sections around the web.
"Private Practice" star Kate Walsh has signed on to play the mom of Charlie (Logan Lerman), the titular wallflower in Stephen Chbosky's beloved book. Walsh Tweeted how excited she is about the gig.
"I guess word's out," she wrote. "Yes, shooting 'Perks of Being a Wallflower.' It's AWESOME. A perfect script, delicious cast & fanfrickintastic director."
Lerman is joined by Emma "Hermione" Watson who, along with her stepbrother Patrick, introduces Charlie to a slightly less wallflower-y life than he'd previously known. "Vampire Diaries" heroine Nina Dobrev plays Charlie's sister.
Another name floating around is Paul Rudd; the actor has joined the cast but there's no official report on who he'll play. However, it seems likely that Rudd, whose adorability quotient rivals that of a Labrador puppy, will play Charlie's teacher Bill. Bill gives Charlie guidance through classic books like "A Separate Peace," "The Catcher in the Rye," "On the Road" and other juicy books good for a growing boy. This looks like a perfect, "Dead Poets Society"-like opportunity for Rudd to take a turn for the dramatic.
In other words, we're diggin' these perks.