Australian child actress to be 'Judy Moody'
By Adnan Tezer Jul 22, 2010, 3:25 GMT
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Twelve-year-old Australian actress Jordana Beatty will play the title role in the family film "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer."
According to Variety, the film is based on the popular children's book series by Megan McDonald that revolves around the adventures of a third-grade girl and her brother.
Heather Graham previously joined the cast as Judy’s zany Aunt Opal.
John Schultz ("Aliens in the Attic") will direct with shooting set to begin in late August.
Kathy Waugh and McDonald adapted the script.
Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness ("Precious") are producing through their Smokewood Entertainment production company. Bobbie Sue Luther and Andrew Sugerman will executive produce.
Beatty's only film credit to date is a bit part in 2006's "Superman Returns."