James Schamus

Logan Lerman: 'It's my job as an actor to
battle your apathy'

Indignation — adapted from the 2008 Philip Roth novel by writer/producer/former Focus Features CEO James Schamus, making his directorial debut — arrives in theaters this weekend. It’s a different kind of film than your standard big explosions and death-defying stunts summer movie — it’s quiet and contemplative, about Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), who leaves home in 1951 for college, avoiding the draft for the Korean War.

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Indignation trailer: Logan Lerman brings the Philip Roth novel to life

Logan Lerman has continued his career ascension with blockbuster roles, like the Percy Jackson films, and smaller, character-driven performances, like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. After making the rounds at Sundance, Indignation returns the actor to the latter category in an already praised turn in the James Schamus film. 

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