“Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Gains Director
Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be directed by Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs) according to The Hollywood Reporter. Casting continues to find a fresh face to portray the junior high school student who writes the diary. There was an open call back in October with no teen yet selected.
The Fox 2000 film will be produced by Nina Jacobson.
Jeff Kinney’s characters gained life on the web before Harry N. Abrams’ Charlie Kochman brought the stories to print. There are now two books plus a related activity title already on sale. The third book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, is due out in January.
The series tell of “the life of pre-adolescent Greg Heffley, a smart aleck who frequently gets caught up in escapades at school and with his family.”