We don't know about you, Crushers, but we've already set our DVRs to record the 2012 MTV Movie Awards pre-show so we can watch "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" trailer over and over and over and over again. Logan Lerman and co-stars Emma Watson and Ezra Miller will be on hand to present the clip. We're so excited and we just can't hide it! (No seriously, we're bouncing in our office chairs.)
The film is an adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's coming-of-age novel (published by our buds at MTV Books!), which follows Charlie (Logan) as he navigates high school with the help of Sam (Emma) and Patrick (Ezra). Simply wanting to fit in, Charlie instantly warms to the outgoing duo's friendly advances—maybe a little more than he should. As we (attempt to) wait patiently until this Sunday rolls around, we've created a wish list of what we hope is in store for the trailer's debut!
The eclectic cast
While the story focuses primarily on Charlie, we're hoping to see plenty of his talented co-stars too. Alongside Logan is Ezra as Patrick; the actor made a splash last year playing a psychotic teen in "We Need to Talk About Kevin." "Vampire Diaries" actress Nina Dobrev stars as Charlie's sister, and we're looking forward to seeing her outside of Mystic Falls (and not facing mortal danger). Rounding out the young band of players is Emma, who will take on an American accent for the role—color us intrigued! We're hoping we get to hear a bit of it in the first peek of the movie.
The "Perks" production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Set photos, which made their way online last summer, showed the stars in their "Rocky Horror" costumes, and it had us itching to see the scene. In the book, Sam, Patrick and their friends stage their own rendition of the famed musical in their hometown. Sam plays the show's heroine Janet and Patrick plays scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. We seriously cannot wait to see Ezra dancing and singing in red lipstick and heels.
Sam and Charlie getting close
Freshman Charlie falls for older girl Sam almost immediately. Most of the movie stills have shown the characters hitting the books as they study for finals, but we're hoping the trailer will show the pair's friendlier side. (Those of you who've read the book know what we mean!) It's probably a long shot, but we can dream!
The Christmas party
We love everything about Christmas—the season, the music, the holiday decorations. As an early present we're hoping we get to see the characters' gift exchange. A photo, tweeted by Paradiso Films, showed the kids of the cast hanging out on a couch surrounded by wrapped boxes and festive bags. We're excited to see Charlie's eyes light up when he opens his present. Bring on the holiday cheer!
The cast in all their infinite glory
The one quote from the novel that was scrawled across every high school notebook: "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." It became the anthem of teens everywhere, even if they weren't exactly sure what it meant. We're curious how Stephen's going to incorporate the line in the film and we're hoping it makes it into the trailer.
What would you like to see in the first "Perks of Being a Wallflower" trailer? Do you plan to see the movie when it hits theaters September 14? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!