Production has commenced on Disney’s adaptation of the beloved childrens book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and a couple of new actors have joined the cast. Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt) directs from a script by Rob Lieber, and Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner topline the pic as Alexander’s parents. In addition to the start of production announcement, Disney has revealed that Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) have signed on to the film in unspecified roles. The pic follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.
12-year-old Ed Oxenbould makes his big screen debut as Alexander, with Dylan Minnette (Lost) and Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball) set to play his brother and sister, respectively. Shawn Levy is producing the pic, which will hit theaters on October 10, 2014. Hit the jump to read the press release, which includes the official synopsis.