Steve Zahn will star in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” Fox 2000’s adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s novels, with Thor Freudenthal directing.
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing. Kinney exec produces; his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series has sold more than 20 million copies. A pair of writing teams — Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo and Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs — wrote the screenplay for “Wimpy Kid,” which follows a middle-school student during the course of a school year.
Zachary Gordon, who was tapped after a nine-month search, will play the title role, with Zahn and Rachael Harris portraying his parents. Robert Capron will portray his best friend, and Devon Bostick will play his brother.