Walden’s ‘Worms’ Crawls Into Theaters

Posted August 24, 2006 10:11 pm by Glumpuddle

Walden Media and New Line Cinema’s adaptation of Thomas Rockwell’s 1973 classic book, “How to Eat Fried Worms,” is now in theaters (official site)! In the film version, eleven-year-old Billy inadvertently challenges the town bully on his first day at a new school. To save face and earn the respect of his new classmates, Billy agrees to a bet that will determine his fate at the school—whether or not he can eat ten worms in one day. As the pressure mounts, he must summon heroic strength to keep his five-year-old brother from blabbing, his weak stomach from betraying him, and his big mouth from getting him into more trouble than he’s already in. The film is rated PG for mild bullying and some crude humor. View the trailer here. Walden’s “Hoot” adaptation is also now on DVD. UPDATE: ’Worms’ made $4 million opening weekend at 1,870 locations.