Fox 2000 has announced it has cast Zachary Gordon in the role of Greg Heffley in the movie adaptation of Diary of a Whimpy Kid.

The “Wimpy Kid” stories were told in a diary and cartoon format; more than 16 million copies are in print. Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo and Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs wrote the screenplay.

Chloe Moretz is in talks for the female lead, while Rachel Harris has been cast as Gordon’s mother.

via THR

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2 Comments

  1. Kurt Fenreer
    July 23, 2009 at 6:37 am — Reply

    Never heard of him. With that haircut, I’m guessing he was on the Partidge Family back in the 70s. At least they didn’t cast Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch. That guy is Box Office Poison!

  2. Stephanie
    September 22, 2009 at 4:50 am — Reply

    This kid can act. I saw him in a number of movies he did and he is great! He is probably one of the top 5 kid actors in Hollywood. We will be seeing alot more of him as he landed the starring role in the New York Times Best Seller Book Series “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” for 20th Century Fox. All my friends have read the books and love them. We can’t wait till the movie comes out, it is going to do really well considering the books have sold over 30,000,000 copies. Fox made a great choice in selecting Zachary for the starring role.

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