'Perks of Being a Wallflower' release date: Emma Watson and Logan Lerman hit screens this September

Logan-Lerman-The-Perks-of-Being-a-Wallflower-summit.jpg Stephen Chbosky's highly anticipated film adaptation of his novel "Perks of Being a Wallflower" has had a long road to the screen. Shot last summer, the movie stars Logan Lerman and Emma Watson in the lead roles, with fan favorites Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, and Kate Walsh as the supporting cast.

Now, it's finally got a release date: Fans of the iconic novel can see it all play out on the big screen on Sept. 14, 2012. Written and directed by Chbosky himself, the film is sure to be a faithful adaptation.

Chbosky had to go to bat for the movie when it was originally slapped with a crippling R rating from the MPAA. After an appeal, the organization agreed to reduce the rating to a PG-13. They cite "mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens" for the rating.

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