If you're a young male between the ages of 11 and 14, in the Los Angeles area, and want to be in a movie, we have the story for you. 20th Century Fox has announced open casting calls for the lead role in their new comedy based on the best-selling book Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Here's the breakdown of what the studio is looking for.

WHO:

- Young males, ages 11-14 only.

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- Successful candidates must be able to handle dialog and have a flair for ironic comedy.

- All candidates should bring a current photo and snapshot, which will not be returned.

- All candidates must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

WHAT: The best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through Kinney's cartoons. The filmmakers are seeking a bright, precocious and appealing young actor to portray the title character 'Greg Heffley' in a movie based on this novel.

WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2008

11:00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m

WHERE: Debbie Reynolds Studio

6514 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, California 91606