Our friends over at Production Weekly are reporting that filming will begin this summer on the classic kids story How to Eat Fried Worms. The site goes on to say that Bob Dolman (The Banger Sisters) will direct the comedy based on Thomas Rockwell’s 1972 book. Dolman adapted the book about Billy, a 10-year-old boy whose family moves to Duncanville, the earthworm capital of the U.S. Billy is so desperate to fit in at his new school that he accepts a bet that he can’t eat 15 worms in 15 days. Shooting is scheduled to begin July 19th in Austin, Texas.
No word yet on who will play the plucky lead. From my limited experience of eating fried worms they tend to taste just like chicken.