Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film series)
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid films|
The logo for the films
|Directed by||Thor Freudenthal (1)
David Bowers (2 & 3)
|Produced by||Nina Jacobson
|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
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)
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|1: March 19, 2010
2: March 25, 2011
3: August 3, 2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid was released March 19, 2010, as it moved up from a previously scheduled April 2 release date. 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)
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)
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. Dog Days is combined with the books The Last Straw and Dog Days.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
In August 2012, while doing press for Dog Days, Jeff Kinney, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron each indicated that there were no plans for a fourth film, but did not dismiss the possibility entirely. Kinney replied to inquiries regarding the possibility of another sequel, stating, "At present, we don’t have a fourth film in development, but you never know!" And when describing the likelihood of starring in another film in the series, Gordon explained, "[Dog Days] most likely will be the last movie. The main problem is [the cast] is getting older. You can't stop it. There's no way to temporarily stop us from changing and growing up. You know, that's the problem because the characters are supposed to be timeless." In March 2013, Zachary Gordon stated in a Spreecast live stream that there would not be a fourth live-action film.
Jeff Kinney has indicated that instead of doing a live-action film of the sixth novel Cabin Fever, he would like to see it adapted into an animated film, stating in an interview, "I hope that it gets made into an animated movie. I'd really like to see it turn into an animated television special".
|Character||Diary of a Wimpy Kid
|Greg Heffley||Zachary Gordon
Nathaniel Marten (adult)
Dylan Bell (young)
L.J. Benet (uncredited singing voice)
|Rowley Jefferson||Robert Capron|
|Rodrick Heffley||Devon Bostick||Devon Bostick
Conner Ingram (young)
|Susan Heffley||Rachael Harris|
|Frank Heffley||Steve Zahn|
|Manny Heffley||Connor and Owen Fielding|
|Chirag Gupta||Karan Brar|
|Patty Farrell||Laine MacNeil
Madison Bell (young)
|Coach Malone||Andrew McNee|
|Mr. Jefferson||Alf Humphreys|
|Mrs. Jefferson||Kaye Capron||(Mentioned only)||Bronwen Smith|
|Angie Steadman||Chloë Grace Moretz|
|Mrs. Norton||Belita Moreno|
|Mr. Winsky||Rob Labelle|
|Bill Walter||(Silent cameo in end credits)||Fran Kranz|
|Holly Hills||Peyton List|
|Grandpa Heffley||Terence Kelly|
|Ben Segal||Bryce Hodgson|
|Heather Hills||(Mentioned only)||Melissa Roxburgh|
|Stan Warren||Philip Maurice Hayes|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Thor Freudenthal||Nina Jacobson
|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|
- ""Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)" on". Comingsoon.net. March 19, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – On Double DVD and Blu-ray Now". Diaryofawimpykidmovie.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- "Zachary Gordon Talks "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days"". ClevverTV. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Zachary Gordon & Robert Capron Interview - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days". HeyUGuysBlog. 3 August 2012.
- Michael Cavna (3 August 2012). "Jeff Kinney on the challenges of his latest film, 'Dog Days'". The Washington Post.
- Elise Jonas-Delson (21 November 2011). "Q&A: Jeff Kinney". TimeForKids.com. Retrieved 30 December 2012.