Nina Dobrev is taking a break from vampire love squares and sinking her teeth into one of Hollywood Crush's most hotly anticipated projects.
According to Deadline, Nina has scored the role of Candace in the film adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," which pretty much means this will be one of the best young adult adaptations ever made (or so we imagine). "Percy Jackson and the Olympians"' Logan Lerman and "Harry Potter"'s Emma Watson have already signed on for the two lead roles, and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"'s Mae Whitman has come on board in a smaller part.
This isn't Nina's first post-"Vampire Diaries" film, but it certainly is the one we're most excited for. She's also attached to the Samuel L. Jackson-starring "The Killing Game," where she gets to work alongside "Twilight"'s Kellan Lutz.
In "Perks," Nina will play Candace, the older sister of Logan's character Charlie. Though she's not as central to the story as Charlie and Emma's Sam, Candace has a very significant impact on her younger brother and the story's progression.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows titular wallflower Charlie as he navigates through his freshman year of high school, dealing with issues like child abuse, drug use, homosexuality and abortion. Along the way he befriends step-siblings Patrick (not yet cast) and Sam. Mae Whitman, again playing an awkward girlfriend (she was Ann in "Arrested Development"), will play the first girl Charlie ever dates.
Are you looking forward to "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" adaptation? Do you think Nina will be a good Candace? Let us know in the comments section below and on Twitter!