Gomez, King Are “Ramona” Sisters

Tween stars Selena Gomez (“The Wizards of Waverly Place”) and Joey King (“Jericho,” “Entourage”) will play sisters in “Beezus and Ramona” for Fox 2000 Pictures and Walden Media says The Hollywood Reporter.

A film adaptation of the “Ramona” book series by Beverly Cleary, Gomez will play Beezus, the older sister to the energetic, accident-prone Ramona Geradline Quimby (King).

Elizabeth Allen (“Aquamarine”) will direct a screenplay by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay. Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are producing. The film will hit cinemas on March 19th 2010.