ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Goes into Turnaround at Fox

     September 27, 2012

alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day-slice

Although the development on the adaptation of Judith Viorst’s children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is fairly well along, Fox will reportedly shop the project to other studios.  The live-action picture was set to star Steve Carell as “Ben,” who is a new character introduced to fill out the original story.  Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) was also previously in place to direct from a script she co-wrote with Rob Lieber.  Hit the jump for more on Carell’s character and what this recent turnaround means for the picture.

steve-carell-alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-dayDeadline reports that Fox was unhappy with the budget for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and will shop the project immediately with the above-mentioned talent intact.  Carell will play Alexander’s father on a day that goes rather wrong for the boy to say the least.

Here’s the synopsis for Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz‘ Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day:

He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.

What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too. [Amazon]

alexander-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day-book-cover

Around The Web

Latest News

Director Gil Kenan Talks POLTERGEIST, Why he Made the Film, and Future Projects

Plus, Kenan talks about knowing he'd face criticism no matter how good the film ended up.

JURASSIC WORLD: New Featurette Welcomes You to the Park with Tons of New Footage

"To see 'Jurassic World' come to life is like seeing 'Jurassic Park' come true."

Cary Fukunaga Will Not Direct Stephen King’s IT for New Line

Reasons ranging from the poor box office take of 'Poltergeist' to plain old budget cuts have been cited.

3 New ANT-MAN Images Size up Paul Rudd, Michael Doulgas, and Evangeline Lilly

Marvel’s next film is less than two months away.

9 Movies You Forgot Were Scored by Hans Zimmer

One of the best composers of our time has a resume that's both extensive and versatile, ranging from 'Cool Runnings' to 'Mission: Impossible 2'.

FANTASTIC FOUR International Trailer Brings New Footage; Josh Trank Denies Reshoot Rumors

The director takes to social media to debunk troubled word on the upcoming blockbuster.

More THE MARTIAN Images Feature Matt Damon Surviving Ridley Scott’s Red Planet

The upcoming film also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels.

DHEEPAN Review | Cannes 2015

Jacques Audiard's latest film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Bad Weekend: The Last 10 Memorial Day Movies, Ranked

It turns out most Memorial Day movies aren’t very good.

AMY Review | Cannes 2015

Asif Kapadia's ('Senna') documentary is a biography of sorts, but also an incredible tribute to her as an artist.

Page 1 of 3,96312345...102030...Last »