In casting news that’s sure to embed a Simon & Garfunkel song in your head — not necessarily a bad thing — Deadline reports that Logan Lerman has landed the lead role in The Only Living Boy in New York.
Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), the film’s premise appears to bear no resemblance to the song of the same name. Instead, the script by Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire, New Amsterdam) is a coming-of-age story in which a young man learns his overbearing father is having an affair. The son attempts to stop it, only to become involved with the woman as well. There’s also a “questionable quirky neighbor” who offers the boy advice about love.
Lerman, who’s best known for his starring role in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lighting Thief, next plays D’Artagnan in Summit Entertainment’s The Three Musketeers. He’ll also play the lead in the studio’s Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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