Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film series)

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid films
Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series.jpg
The logo for the films
Directed by Thor Freudenthal (1)
David Bowers (2 & 3)
Produced by Nina Jacobson
Brad Simpson
Screenplay by Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo (1)
Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs (1 & 2)
Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky (3)
Based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid series 
by Jeff Kinney
Starring Zachary Gordon
Robert Capron
Rachael Harris
Steve Zahn
Devon Bostick
Connor & Owen Fielding Max Deacon
Music by Theodore Shapiro (1)
Edward Shearmur (2 & 3)
Cinematography Jack N. Green (1 & 2)
Anthony B. Richmond (3)
Edited by Wendy Greene Bricmont (1)
Troy Takaki (2 & 3)
Color Force
Dune Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
1: March 19, 2010
2: March 25, 2011
3: August 3, 2012
Country United States
Language English
Budget $58 million
Box office $297,229,836

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a series of films based on the series of books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)[edit]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid was released March 19, 2010,[1] as it moved up from a previously scheduled April 2 release date.[2] Principal production began on September 21, 2009 and was completed on October 16, 2009. The film was directed by Thor Freudenthal and starred Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley, Robert Capron as Rowley Jefferson, Rachael Harris as Susan Heffley, Steve Zahn as Frank Heffley, Devon Bostick as Rodrick Heffley, Conner and Owen Fielding as Manny Heffley, Chloë Grace Moretz as Angie Steadman, Grayson Russell as Fregley, Laine MacNeil as Patty Farrell, and Karan Brar as Chirag Gupta. It is the only film in the series to be directed by Thor Freudenthal.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)[edit]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. It was released on March 25, 2011 and is based on the second book, Rodrick Rules with scenes from The Last Straw. Principal photography began on August 23, 2010 and was completed on October 27, 2010, with filming taking place in Vancouver and New Westminster. Rodrick Rules was directed by David Bowers, with Zachary Gordon reprising his role as Greg Hefley. New main characters include Holly Hills (Peyton List), Grandpa (Terence Kelly), and Bill Walter (Fran Kranz)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)[edit]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. It was released on August 3, 2012 and is based on the fourth book Dog Days. The film was directed by David Bowers and features the same familiar cast of characters, introducing a few new ones, and also focusing on lesser characters not elaborated on in previous films, including Frank Heffley (Steve Zahn), Mr. Robert Jefferson (Alf Humphreys) and Holly Hills (Peyton List). Dog Days is the first film in the series not to be released in March. There is a plan to be a fourth film, with a new cast or animation. Dog Days is combined with the book The Last Straw and Dog Days.


Character Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules Dog Days
Greg Heffley Zachary Gordon
Nathaniel Marten (adult)
Dylan Bell (young)
L.J. Benet (uncredited singing voice)
Zachary Gordon
Rowley Jefferson Robert Capron
Rodrick Heffley Devon Bostick Devon Bostick
Conner Ingram (young)
Devon Bostick
Susan Heffley Rachael Harris
Frank Heffley Steve Zahn
Holly Hills   Peyton List
Angie Steadman Chloë Grace Moretz  
Chirag Gupta Karan Brar
Fregley Grayson Russell
Patty Farrell Laine MacNeil
Madison Bell (young)
Laine MacNeil
Manny Heffley Connor and Owen Fielding
Coach Malone Andrew McNee
Mr. Jefferson Alf Humphreys
Mrs. Jefferson Kaye Capron (Meintioned only) Bronwen Smith
Colin Alex Farris
Mrs. Norton Belita Moreno
Mr. Winsky Rob Labelle
Bill Walter (Silent cameo in end credits) Fran Kranz
Grandpa Heffley   Terence Kelly
Ben Segal Bryce Hodgson
Heather Hills   (Mentioned only) Melissa Roxburgh
Stan Warren   Philip Maurice Hayes
Sweetie The Dog   Oliver


Film Director Producer Writer Composer Cinematographer Editor
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Thor Freudenthal Nina Jacobson
Brad Simpson
Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo
Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah
Theodore Shapiro Jack N. Green Wendy Greene Bricmont
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules David Bowers Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah Edward Shearmur Troy Takaki
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky Anthony B. Richmond


  1. ^ ""Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)" on". Comingsoon.net. March 19, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – On Double DVD and Blu-ray Now". Diaryofawimpykidmovie.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011.