Wimpiness Gets a Face

July 22, 2009


Winning a role usually determined by bullies, Zachary Gordon, seen recently as Young Adrien Brody in Brothers Bloom, has been chosen as the lead in Fox 2000's adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Zachary Gordon has nabbed the title role in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Fox 2000's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's best-selling illustrated novels. Chloe Moretz is in negotiations for the female lead.

Thor Freudenthal is directing, and Nina Jacobson is producing via her Color Force banner along with Brad Simpson.

"Wimpy Kid" follows the travails of smart-aleck middle-school student Greg Heffley (Gordon) during the course of an academic year.

Moretz will play an intense student with a wry sense of humor who dresses in all black.
Rachel Harris ("The Hangover") has been cast as Gordon's mother.

I can't tell you how disappointed I was to see the 'Wimpy Kid' headline at the Hollywood Reporter only to find out the article was not in regards to a film documenting the childhood of Popeye's fat, hamburger-loving friend. It's beginning to look like we'll never find out whether or not Wimpy's eat now/pay Tuesday hamburger credit policy originated in his youth.

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