Logan Lerman is best known to audiences for playing the title character in the fantasy-adventure series “Percy Jackson,” but the young actor has been carving out a very distinguished roster of dramatic performances with roles in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Noah” and “Fury.” This summer, Lerman will breakthrough like he never has before thanks to James Schamus’ “Indignation,” a collegiate drama that earned some of the best acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film co-stars Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Danny Burstein.
Based on the novel by Philip Roth, “Indignation” stars Lerman as Marcus Messner, a working class Jewish student who receives a scholarship to attend a small, conservative college in Ohio. Set in 1951, the story follows Messner as he attends the college, thus exempting him from being drafted in the Koran War, but a blossoming love affair with a beautiful classmate and a volcanic relationship with the college’s dean put his plans to the ultimate test.
The film marks the directorial debut of Schamus, a beloved industry veteran who was the CEO of Focus Features and championed some of the best indie films of the past decade, including “Brokeback Mountain.” His screenwriting credits include such Ang Lee classics as “The Ice Storm” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
Summit Entertainment and Roadside Attractions are releasing the acclaimed drama on July 29. Check out the poster below:
Summit Entertainment/Roadside Attractions