If you wish to go to the current Fangoria site, you may click the top logo, "Home" or "News" links. Or click here.
FX legend Tom Savini, who flexes his directing and acting
muscles in the WET DREAMS segment of THE THEATRE BIZARRE, revealed another
upcoming onscreen turn to Fango while attending Montreal’s Fantasia festival
last month for that anthology’s premiere. He’ll be seen in the film version of
the popular youth novel THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.
Written and directed by the book’s author, Stephen Chbosky,
and set to be released by Summit Entertainment, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
stars PERCY JACKSON’s Logan Lerman as Charlie, a teenager dealing with the
pleasures and perils of his freshman year of high school. The cast also
includes HARRY POTTER’s Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Nina
Dobrev, AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh and HEAVENLY
CREATURES’ Melanie Lynskey. The movie lensed in Chbosky’s hometown of
Pittsburgh, and the filmmaker cast local hero Savini as a shop teacher.
director was a big fan—otherwise I wouldn’t be hired, you know, because usually
when movies come to Pittsburgh, they’ve got their cast and everything,” Savini
tells us. “But he specifically searched me out. It’s a pivotal part, he says, because I nickname one of the main
characters ‘Nothing.’ His name is Patrick [played by Ezra
Miller], and I call him ‘Pattycakes,’ and he says, ‘No, no. Call me Patrick or
nothing.’ And I say, ‘OK, Nothing.’ And then the whole high school starts
calling him Nothing. That’s my part, to nickname him Nothing, and he does a
complete turnaround and gets even.”
Savini will also be seen on screen soon in the title role of
THE SADIST, in the Aussie horror film REDD INC. and as the Sheriff of
Nottingham in the 3D ROBIN HOOD: GHOSTS OF SHERWOOD; go here for our latest story on the latter film.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT NEWS, CONTESTS, EVENTS AND MORE!
All contents © 2011 Fangoria Entertainment