Open Casting Call for 20th-Century Fox major feature film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

*** This film has been completed ***

Casting for the film’s lead role of “GREG HEFFLEY”.

BOYS: 11-14 years old

Boys coming to the open call need to be able to handle dialog and ironic comedy, and should bring a current photo and snapshot and a parent/guardian.

The casting call is from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m
Saturday October 25, 2008

Debbie Reynolds Studio
6514 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Production Company:

Fox 2000 Pictures


Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s illustrated novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, about a wise-cracking junior high school student.

About Jeff Kinney:

Nine years ago, game developer Jeff Kinney started to write the diary of a boy named Gregg Heffley. A few years after that, he began to publish the story on the website Charles Kochman picked it up for the Harry N. Abrams imprint, Amulet Books, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid phenomenon was on.

Since then, Kinney published a sequel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and, this month, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do it Yourself Book. A third story, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw is due in January.

The series has a passionate following. Like Harry Potter, the books attract kids (who may be too young for Rowling’s longer novels) who can’t wait to read them. Bookstores plan parties around new volumes.

Jeff was in Baltimore for the recent Comic-Con, where Abrams sold advance copies of the new Do It Yourself book.