Steve Carell wants to add another film to his already bust roster, as Deadline reports that he’s is in talks for the upcoming live action adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular children’s novel, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
20th Century Fox is behind the family film, which will be the first live action take on the story after a couple of animated versions. Lisa Cholodenko, best known for The Kids Are All Right, will write and direct.
Steve Carell will play the role of Ben in this story about a young boy who endures a frustrating day that begins with him waking up to find gum in his hair and ends with him threatening to move to Australia. He just can’t seem to get anything right, with his teacher moaning about his picture of an invisible castle (actually just a blank sheet of paper) and getting into trouble for punching his brother, who calls him a crybaby after he gets pushed in the mud.
It’s not certain exactly who Ben is, as the story is naturally having to be expanded missaviely from the picture heavy children’s tale. It’s not certain when the movie will shoot, but hopefully they’ve already staked out a spot in Carell’s hectic schedule.