Zachary Gordon has landed the title role in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Fox 2000’s adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s best-selling illustrated novels, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Chloe Moretz is in negotiations for the female lead. Thor Freudenthal is directing.
The film 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.
Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo and Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs wrote the screenplay.