Later in the year, Mann appeared in The Middle portraying the role of Brendan Nichols.The film centers on Mann's character, Thomas Kub, who throws a house party for his birthday that becomes totally out of hand.In 2014, Mann appeared in Welcome to Me portraying art student Rainer Ybarra, appearing alongside Kristen Wiig.The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2014 before being released in a limited release by Alchemy on May 1, 2015.Mann also appeared in Barely Lethal; the film, which starred Sophie Turner and Hailee Steinfeld, was released on May 29, 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand by Direc TV Cinema and A24.Also that year, he starred as Tobias Hammell in the drama The Preppie Connection. Mann has long been a household name, but since the newcomer's breakout performance as an awkward high school wallflower in last year's Sundance-winning film marks the formative coming-of-age moment.But the match wasn't as obvious to director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who called Mann back for seven auditions and came just short of telling him to forget about it before handing him the lead.
The film was released on February 14, 2013 and grossed million worldwide against a budget of million.The actress wears a white top with a white backpack as she presses against the poster, looking happy to pose with it. "We kind of decided the roles were ours before our director had," he says of co-star Olivia Cooke, now a close friend.Here, Mann tells Bazaar about what happens when your new girlfriend think she's going insane—which is the plot of his next movie, . There were a couple of times that they told me it was not going my way and that I could just forget about it for . Olivia said she felt like she was cheating on me because she'd already really liked reading with me, and she had to go read with these other guys for the same part. We tell each other everything—like down to when we're going to the bathroom—and never get embarrassed together.What goes through your mind when you wait out those long auditioning periods? We had also done it so many times during auditions that we didn't rehearse it while filming.