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"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" is the sequel to 2010's surprise hit, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool, once again stars in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney.

As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother (and chief tormentor) Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" kicks off one year after the first film, with Greg beginning seventh grade. Greg has mastered middle school, rid himself of the Cheese Touch, and thinks he's got it all together. There's just one problem: Rodrick is trying to ruin Greg's life.

From its origins as a series of online cartoons, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" exploded onto the pop culture scene when Jeff Kinney's first "novel in cartoons' was published in 2007. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" spent almost three years on The New York Times' children's best-seller list and has sold millions of copies around the world. The book captured the imagination of an army of formerly "reluctant readers," and launched countless video reviews, social networking fan groups, and parties celebrating the release of each new "Wimpy Kid" book. While Kinney had originally targeted adults through his book's nostalgic look at middle school life, kids immediately connected to his blending of the subversive and edgy with the fun and wholesome.

The first motion picture based on Kinney's work, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," brought to cinematic life the adventures of a wisecracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life... middle school. Now, with the new film, Kinney (returning as an executive producer), director David Bowers, producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, and screenwriters Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, put the focus on Greg's family, and in particular, his relationship with his older brother Rodrick. The film is directed by David Bowers from a screenplay by Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah.


Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 2011
Distributor: Fox 2000
Production Company: Color Force

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