EDIT: I’ve remove the shoot from the gallery.
New stills for The Three Musketeers have just been released!
2011 : The Three Musketeers > Production Stills
Logan Lerman, the star of the upcoming high-action depiction of ‘The Three Musketeers,’ talks about portraying one of literature’s most beloved characters – in a contemporary retelling of the tale.
Last week at WonderCon Summit Entertainment screened a sneak peek of their upcoming action adventure The Three Musketeers.
In addition to the footage that was presented, Summit offered select press interviews with Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson, 3:10 to Yuma) who plays D’Artagnan in the film.
Lerman found the experience of portraying “one of the most iconic characters in literature” to be an incredible one.
The young actor embraced the opportunity to be a part of the retelling of one of his grandfather’s most beloved tales. When asked how his interpretation would differ from the previous depictions of D’Artagnan, Lerman replied:
“It’s much more badass. We definitely wanted to up the action, and give it a cooler spin. A well deserved cooler spin. This is nothing that anyone’s going to expect when thinking about the long line of D’Artagnans, and how much older they were than the character is. Paul (W.S. Anderson) wanted to get somebody who was closer to the actual age of the character, because he’s 18 in the novel. So, yeah, expect a badass D’Artagnan who actually is the most dangerous character in the film, because nobody knows who he is when he comes to the city from a small town, and he’s trying to prove himself.”
As Deadline told you, Summit Entertainment post-Twilight Saga is continuing to bet heavily on books for its future franchises. Most are conducive to young casts. Now I can report that another young actress to watch is making the transition from TV to movies: CW’s The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has been cast as Candace in the film based on Stephen Chbosky’s novel The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which the author is adapting for Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Logan Lerman as well as Paul Rudd. This was a much sought-after lead role. The 22-year-old Bulgarian-Canadian actress played Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show’s 6th to 9th season. She currently plays Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries and won the “Young Hollywood Making Their Mark” category at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. (Disclosure: these awards are owned by my parent company PMC).
# 0:40 – Says this is his first pop culture convention
# 1:10 – Is excited to check out stuff from Hanna at WonderCon
# 2:05 – Tells a story about doing karaoke while promoting Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
# 3:00 – Talks about shooting the film in Germany
# 4:10 – Discusses how filming on location rather than on a soundstage enhances his performance
# 4:55 – Describes the film’s story and his role as D’Artagnan
# 6:20 – Talks about his involvement in Perks of Being a Wallflower and touches on the story
# 7:40 – Says he hasn’t heard anything from the studio about a possible Percy Jackson sequel
“I was so glad that Andrew Garfield got it. Just because he’s an awesome actor,” said Lerman, “I mean as long as they give it to someone who is, you know, worthy of having that opportunity it always works out well. And I’m always happy to see when good actors get good parts.”
“It’s definitely happening, we’re shooting that soon,” Logan assured us, when asked about the film’s production status. “We’re starting in a month now, so I’m excited. [Emma and I] haven’t worked together [before], but we met up and everything,” he said.
Logan added that everyone involved with the film is very attached to the book as well.
“We’re all really passionate about that movie. It’s a book that’s affected us all,” he said. “The story is ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ it’s a book that we’ve all known, Emma and I, some other people, it’s really affected us since it came out. I read it years ago. It’s an honor to be in that film and to be able to portray Charlie.”
Although an official start date is unknown, the shooting location isn’t.
“We’re shooting in Pennsylvania,” Logan said. “I’m not sure the exact start date, but it should be a month from now or so, and I’m excited.”
Mae Whitman, star of TV show Parenthood has signed on to star alongside Emma Watson and Logan Lerman in the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
At the age of 19, Logan Lerman (The Patriot, Jack & Bobby, Gamer) has been acting for over a decade and later this year will take on the most iconic character of his career — one of the most recognizable heroes in literature, even: D’Artagnan in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Three Musketeers. Lerman made his first trip to WonderCon with footage from the October 2011 3D action pic in tow and sat for a quick chat with Movieline about Anderson’s insane-looking take on the Alexandre Dumas novel, the reportedly in-the-works sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and a little-known YouTube user known as monkeynuts1069.
What was the appeal of playing D’Artagnan?
When it first came about, the first thing that came to mind was my grandfather; it was his favorite novel growing up, and D’Artagnan’s one of his favorite characters — one of the most iconic characters in literature. It was a big deal for me, and I looked at it as an opportunity unlike anything I’ve ever gotten to do. Really different from me — he’s a really cocky, cool, suave guy. I’m nothing like him. But it was a fun challenge, a cool time.
You were surrounded with quite a cast — Milla Jovovich, Luke Evans, Matthew MacFayden, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom…
Everybody was fantastic. Everybody brought what they wanted for their character to play. The musketeers and I, we all became very close because we were around each other for five months straight. We made a pact that we were really going to do something cool with this, that it was going to work. Everything has an intention, there was nothing that was gratuitous.