Zahn Joins ‘Wimpy Kid’
While Steve Zahn has a movie, The Perfect Getaway, opening this weekend, he just inked a deal to star in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Of course, he will not play the Wimpy Kid. He will play the father of the Wimpy Kid from Fox 2000′s adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s novels, with Thor Freudenthal directing.
The story follows a middle-school student during the course of a school year. Zachary Gordon, who was casted after a nine-month search, will play the title role, with Zahn and Rachael Harris portraying his parents. Robert Capron will portray his best friend, and Devon Bostick will play his brother.