Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Adaptation To Get Shopped To Other Studios
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a book that's very close to my heart. In addition to the fact that I had my parents read it to me constantly when I was a kid, the author, Judith Viorst, actually went to the same high school that I went to in suburban New Jersey. Hence, I was excited when it was announced last year that The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko was developing an adaptation and became even more excited when Steve Carell signed on to star in April. That's what makes today such as terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Twentieth Century Fox has decided that they no longer want to make the movie and have put the project in turnaround, according to Deadline. The good news, however, is that the project will be put on the market with Cholodenko and Carell still attached to direct and star, respectively. The report says that the movie has made great strides in development, but Fox balked at the budget. The good news is that the site says that the movie will likely get picked up by another studio thanks to "the book’s pedigree and the talent taking part."
For those unfamiliar with the story, which was published back in 1972, it follows a young redheaded boy named Alexander who is having a pretty rotten day. He wakes up to discover that the gum he was chewing has ended up in his hair, his cereal box is missing its prize, his sweater falls in the sink, he trips over his skateboard...the list goes on and on. Carell will play Alexander's father, Ben.
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