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Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame and Logan Lerman, who starred in 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' and will play s D'Artagnan in Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D 'The Three Musketeers,' are in negotiations to star in the coming-of-age drama 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' a young adult novel (1999) about a shy and unpopular teenager who describes his life by writing a series of letters to an anonymous person. According to a report in Variety, author Stephen Chbosky will direct from his own script for John Malkovich's Mr. Mudd production company. Speaking of 'The Three Musketeers,' 21-year-old British actress Juno Temple is in negotiations to play the queen in the film, which begins shooting in September. Already cast are Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfayden, Christoph Waltz, Mads Mikkelsen and Milla Jovovich. [THR] Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame and Logan Lerman, who starred in 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' and will play s D'Artagnan in Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D 'The Three Musketeers,' are in negotiations to star in the coming-of-age drama 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' a young adult novel (1999) about a shy and unpopular teenager who describes his life by writing a series of letters to an anonymous person. According to a report in Variety, author Stephen Chbosky will direct from his own script for John Malkovich's Mr. Mudd production company. Speaking of 'The Three Musketeers,' 21-year-old British actress Juno Temple is in negotiations to play the queen in the film, which begins shooting in September. Already cast are Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfayden, Christoph Waltz, Mads Mikkelsen and Milla Jovovich. [THR]

'Field of Dreams' writer-director Phil Alden Robinson has been tapped to write the screenplay for J.J. Abrams' untitled heist project, according to HeatVision. The Paramount project is based on a Wired magazine article, 'The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist,' that documented a spectacular robbery in Antwerp, Belgium, in which a crew of Italian thieves stole $100 million in diamonds, gold and jewelry from the Antwerp Diamond Center.

'Cosmic,' a 2009 kids and young adult novel by U.K. author Frank Cottrell Boyce, will be bought to the big screen by Walden Media, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Boyce will adapt his book, which is described as 'Apollo 13' meets 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' and follows a 12-year-old lad who's so big he's taken for an adult, which gets him into all sorts of adult adventures, including a ride on an experimental spaceship. When the trip takes a turn for the worse, the boy must save the adult crew.

Paul Greengrass has dropped out of Fox's 'Fantastic Voyage,' a 3D remake of the 1966 sci-fi thriller about a submarine with doctors and crew who are shrunk to microscopic size and injected into the blood stream of a diplomat to save his life. According to Deadline Hollywood, Greengrass is focusing on 'Treasure Island,' a stylized adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Alex Gibney's untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary, which is produced by A&E IndieFilms and Wider Film Projects, and documents the rise and fall of the former New York governor and prosecutor after revelations of his involvement with a prostitution ring. [TheWrap]