Sure your daughter is Moody, but is she Judy Moody?  Award-Winning Producers have launched a Nationwide Search for one special, young actress! Fans of the popular Candlewick Press children’s book series Judy Moody now have the opportunity to play the iconic title character as “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” makes its way to the big screen.

Smokewood Entertainment, producers of the Academy Award-winning film “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,” director John Schultz (“Aliens in the Attic”) and Julie Ashton Casting are conducting a nationwide search for an 8-10 year old girl to play ‘Judy,’ the exuberant, funny, hair-challenged and independent 3rd-grader.

Based on the characters from the popular books series—12 million copies in print in 23 different languages—the feature film centers on Judy, her younger and very annoying brother Stink and their adventurous Aunt Opal as they search for an exciting, not bummer summer. Production commences in Los Angeles in August, with a summer 2011 release date planned for the family film.  If you know a “DOUBLE RARE!” young girl who could be Judy, submit your information to Submissions are due by July 10, 2010!

SYNOPSIS: Judy Moody was in a mood… a best-summer-ever mood! R A R E ! But that was before she found out that Mom and Dad were heading to California and Aunt Awful was coming to stay.
Not to mention, her two best friends were going splitsville on her, for the whole entire summer! Will she, Judy Moody, be stuck with her little brother Stink? Stink, who has Bigfoot on the brain? Just when summer is starting to look Bor-ing with a capital B—Eureka!—Judy Moody (with a little help from Aunt Opal) comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. She challenges her friends in a thrill-point race for the most mega-rare NOT bummer summer. Can Frank Eats-Paste Pearl help save summer? The race is on! All she has to do is…learn to walk a tightrope, surf a monster wave, ride the Scream Monster—no hands!—make it all the way through an Evil Creature Double Feature, and survive… a poop picnic! Take a few thrills and chills, add a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice-cream truck, and a chase scene with a dash of Bigfoot. What have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: JUDY MOODY- 9 years old. This exuberant, funny, “hair-challenged” third grader is a real force of nature. She is a sort of junior Walter Mitty, wildly imaginative and prone to colorful flights of fantasy. Bummed out when her friends leave for exotic summer activities, Judy is left alone with only her pal Frank and her little brother Stink for company. But when her exotic Aunt Opal arrives to take care of her and Stink for the summer, Judy’s boring vacation takes an adventurous spin. Chief among her activities, Judy tries to amass “thrill points” in a dare-devil game of her own concoction, and goes on the hunt for Big Foot — who has been seen around the neighborhood with suspicious frequency lately.