First the good news: Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Books, is set to release the fourth book in Jeff Kinney's Harvey Award-winning series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, on October 12, 2009 (October 13 in Canada). To support the release of the book, a Diary of a Wimpy Kid ice cream truck will be visiting over forty libraries across the US throughout the month of August. For details check out www.wimpykid.com.
Now the better news: There's going to be a movie version. Fox 2000's big screen version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will star Zachary
Gordon (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, The Brothers Bloom) as
middle schooler Greg Heffley, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, (500) Days of Summer) is
expected to also be in the film as a girl in his class who is all clad
in black and has a wry sense of humor. Rachael Harris (The Hangover, more VH1 "I Love the..." specials than you can count)
has been cast as Gordon's mom.