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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: new film confirmed for 2017

10 August 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Aug 11, 2016

A Diary Of A Wimpy Kid mini-reboot movie is on the way, as The Long Haul gets set for a 2017 release...

The three films based on Jeff Kinney’s Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series of books to date have done solid business for 20th Century Fox. But as Kinney himself has acknowledged, the problem came when the young cast – led by Zachary Gordon – grew up. As such, we've not had a new Wimpy Kid film for a good few years now.

However, Fox has decided to press ahead with a fourth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movie, and indeed has been holding auditions for the lead roles of Greg and his best friend, Rowley. The new movie will be based on the book The Long Haul (the ninth in the series of books), and it looks as if Fox is pretty much ready to get moving. »

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Watch: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Announces Its Brand New Leads for Fourth Film, The Long Haul

29 July 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are two new Wimpy Kids in town! People is pleased to introduce Jason Drucker and Owen Asztalos, aka the new Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson for the next installment of Fox's film franchise, based on Jeff Kinney's bestselling book series. Drucker, 10, and Asztalos, 11, beat out more than 2,000 kids for the coveted roles of Greg and Rowley in the fourth installment of the franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Director David Bowers called them separately via Skype to personally deliver the big news and thanks to wonders of modern technology, you can see from their »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Watch: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Announces Its Brand New Leads for Fourth Film, The Long Haul

29 July 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are two new Wimpy Kids in town! People is pleased to introduce Jason Drucker and Owen Asztalos, aka the new Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson for the next installment of Fox's film franchise, based on Jeff Kinney's bestselling book series. Drucker, 10, and Asztalos, 11, beat out more than 2,000 kids for the coveted roles of Greg and Rowley in the fourth installment of the franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Director David Bowers called them separately via Skype to personally deliver the big news and thanks to wonders of modern technology, you can see from their »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Fox ‘s Fourth ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Movie in the Works

28 July 2016 6:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is rebooting its “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” franchise with Jason Ian Drucker and Owen Asztalos on board for the fourth film in the series.

David Bowers, who directed “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” has been tapped to helm the new film based on Jeff Kinney’s book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.”

Fox’s Wimpy Kid films are all produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson via their Color Force production company. Based on Kinney’s book series, the three films grossed a total worldwide box office of $225 million with Zachary Gordon starring as the main character Greg Heffley.

Gordon has aged out of the part with Drucker taking over the role. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” follows Greg Heffley, who goes on a summer road trip with his family »

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"Wimpy Kid" Franchise Gets Rebooted

28 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jason Ian Drucker ("Every Witch Way") and Owen Asztalos ("Paterson") have been cast as the young leads of a reboot of "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" franchise in the works at Fox and Color Force.

David Bowers, who helmed two of the three previous live-action films which ran from 2010 to 2012, is returning to direct the new feature based on Jeff Kinney's series of books - more specifically the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" title.

Drucker will replace Zachary Gordon as the main character Greg Heffley who convinces his family to embark on a summer road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday - so he can secretly attend what he thinks is a nearby gamer convention. But the diversion takes them wildly off course, and Greg must figure out how to get his family back on track.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Franchise Rebooting With New Cast

28 July 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise is ready to open to a new page. The Fox and Color Force film franchise based on the popular book series is rebooting with two new young stars: Jason Ian Drucker and Owen Asztalos. David Bowers, who helmed 2011's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and 2012's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, is returning to direct the new film based on the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise, based on Jeff Kinney’s series of books, launched in 2010 with

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