‘Mean Girls’ Director Mark Waters Boards ‘Dork Diaries’ Movie

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Lionsgate has tapped “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters to handle the movie version of middle school comedy “Dork Diaries.”

The studio picked up movie rights to Rachel Renee Russell’s book series last year. There are nine installments of “Dork Diaries” with over 21 million copies in print.

The story centers on 14-year-old Nikki Maxwell dealing with friends and enemies at a new school. Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing’s Aladdin imprint published the books, starting with “Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life” in 2009.

Annie Hendy wrote the script for the movie. John Sacchi is producing.

Besides “Mean Girls,” Waters’ directing credits include “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Freaky Friday,” “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “Vampire Academy.” He is repped by CAA.

The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. jade mendez says:

    Once i was reading all these series of dork diaries i thought to my self how wonderful would it be to play the role of Nikki or any other girl in the series.So i am still wondering if i can be added to this amazing cast.If i am in it that is just whooo that would just make me so happy and its like checking my goal of my chart.I would die to play the role of Nikki Maxwell.Right now i just finished off reading book 10 from this amazing series.Nikki actually describes a lot like my life so far.Her life could be so amazing and so cruel at the same time and that us why I want to play the role of Nikki.this is my question:May i be in the cast of the dork diaries series and act out the part of Nikki Maxwell or any other girls?This would be such an honor if can be in it.But also i am not sure if the cast is for actors only.Like ones that have already been in movies.

  2. Chelsea says:

    i really want to play a part of one of the girls i am really really good i got casted for a role please pick me i am really good at doing things like this

  3. Dhipika says:

    I REALLY what to be like Jennifer Lawrence ( Katniss Everdeen From ‘The Hunger Games’ )
    I want to be famous like her and as beautiful as her. An so i would really love to play the part of Nikki Maxwell. When is auditions. Please email all of us when and where is the auditions. If can please please can you’ll come to Durban??

  4. Dhipika says:

    Please call me to play the part of………… ANYONE!!!!

    Can you please tell us who is the cast?

  5. Alana Quimbaya says:

    I love Dork Dairies im reading one right now. I dream of playing Nikki Maxwell, and maybe it will
    help me start my dream of acting.

  6. Emily says:

    How do we find out about auditions? Are you looking for new talent?

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