"Beezus and Ramona", a movie adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book series of the same name, will see the joining of rising star Selena Gomez. In the feature film project, the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star has been reported to be tapped to play Beezus, the older sister to the energetic, accident-prone Ramona.
By nailing the role, 16-year-old Gomez will be paired up with 9-year-old Joey King since the latter has been signed to portray Ramona following a nationwide casting call done by Fox 2000 Pictures. She will also work under the direction of "Aquamarine" helmer Elizabeth Allen.
Selena Gomez's shot to stardom came after she lands the role of Alex Russo in Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place". Prior to that she has been seen as guest star in two other Disney's series, "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "Hannah Montana". In 2008, the actress/singer has lent her voice for the Mayor's Daughter role in "Horton Hears a Who!".
Set to be released in U.S. theaters on March 3, 2010, "Beezus and Ramona" itself will be scripted by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay. It will revolve around Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby and her pesty sister Ramona. In the book, it is said that Beezus has to deal with Ramona's annoying attitude, like ruining her birthday cakes and showing up at her art class before trying to steal a lollipop from an older boy.