Steve Zahn Boards Wimpy Kid

ON

Steve Zahn will star in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Fox 2000’s adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s novels, with Thor Freudenthal directing.

Based on the best-selling illustrated novel by Jeff Kinney, the film chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man’s diary and hand-drawn cartoons.

Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo and Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs wrote the screenplay.

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.