Steve Zahn Raises A “Wimpy Kid”

Steve Zahn has joined the cast of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” at Fox 2000 says Variety.

Based on the best-selling novel series by Jeff Kinney, the story chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man’s diary and hand-drawn cartoons.

Zahn and Rachael Harris play the parents of the titular character played by Zachary Gordon. Robert Capron will portray his best friend, and Devon Bostick will play his brother.

Jeff Filgo, Jackie Filgo, Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs wrote the screenplay while Thor Freudenthal is directing.