According to the latest census statistics, the population of New York City is estimated to be roughly 8.2 million people, not even counting the greater metropolitan area, which more than doubles that figure. Given current age demographics, then, it would be fair to say that there are roughly a million boys living in New York.
Now try telling that to Logan Lerman.
According to Deadline, the star of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" has defied statistics and signed on to play the lead in the upcoming indie drama "The Only Living Boy in New York."
So what exactly will Lerman be doing in "The Only Living Boy in New York?" Despite the fact that it sounds like a post apocalyptic zombie flick, "The Only Living Boy in New York" actually tells the story of a kid who discovers that his father is having an affair. When he tries to intervene, however, the kid ends up getting involved with the other woman as well, which, as you might imagine, becomes really awkward for everyone.
If the title sounds familiar, it's probably because the Simon & Garfunkel song it's taken from was prominently featured on the wildly popular and influential soundtrack to Zach Braff's cult classic "Garden State" back in 2004. Whether or not this version of "The Only Living Boy in New York" lives up to that legacy remains to be seen, but we'll find out soon enough; director Seth Gordon (the force behind the upcoming black comedy "Horrible Bosses") is planning to begin production this fall.
And at least a million New York girls can't wait to see the results.