Wimpy to the big screen?

The hazards of growing up before youre ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

Fox 2000 has announced plans to bring Jeff Kinney’s bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series to the big screen. The film adaptation is planned as a live-action family feature with hope of it could spawn a franchise for the studio.

Fox 2000 picked up the rights to the five Kinney novels – which combine handwriting and animation to tell the story of Greg Heffley. He is a normal middle school student who chronicles his daily struggles with bullies, family members and the problems with just being a kid.

The film is being produced by former Buena Vista president Nina Jacobson with Carla Hacken overseeing the production’s development. The studio is still looking for a director and screenwriter for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kinney’s first two “Wimpy Kid” books (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and February’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,”) went to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Kinney’s third book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw,” is scheduled to be released later in 2008. He has two more books planned for the series.

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5 thoughts on “Wimpy to the big screen?

  1. My son absolutely loved this book!!! His agent called today and he has been requested by a casting directer to audition for the lead role…Too cool!!! He is thrilled…What an awesome character to play….

  2. All four of my children (ages 5-10) love this book too. And none of them were big readers before! That makes me VERY happy! Thank you Jeff!

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