"Fly while you can, griffin! I swallowed an ogre whole. You could be next!" The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) Director: Mark Waters. Authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, 2003-2008. Stars: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Sarah Bolger, Andrew McCarthy, Joan Plowright, Seth Rogen, Martin Short.