Selena Gomez will star as ‘Beezus’ in a film adaptation Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books, reports Vancouver Sun [Via Junior Celebs]. Producer Alison Greenspan: ‘[Cleary] was a librarian as well as a writer and had watched with some despair some adaptations of favorite books that hadn’t measured up.’
It has taken Greenspan more than four years from the time that she approached Cleary to this moment, beginning to cast and prep for shooting. The film will be shot around a Vancouver family’s home for two months.
‘Beezus’, Ramona‘s sister Beatrice, will be played by Selena ‘Celina’ Gomez.
A nationwide search is winding down on the casting of Ramona. Aquamarine director Elizabeth Allen will direct. Cleary also wrote the Henry Huggins series and Mouse and the Motorcycle series.