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 to visit an elderly relative though he’s secretly hoping to attend a gamer convention.
Drucker starred in Nickelodeon’s series “Every Witch Way” and in the film “Barely Lethal” with Hailee Steinfeld. Asztalos appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson.
Bowers is repped by Verve, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Newhouse/Porter/Hubbard. Drucker is repped by Industry, Coast to Coast and Myman Abel. Asztalos is repped by Innovative Artists, Au Management and Emkey Law Firm.