Shawn Levy and 20th Century Fox will adapt Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” into a high-concept family comedy, reports Variety.
Levy’s production company 21 Laps (“Night at the Museum” films) will develop and produce the project. The Jim Henson Co. holds the film rights to the story and is assigning them to Fox.
Rob Lieber will write the screenplay, though Levy is not yet set to direct.
The 1972 book revolves around family members collectively enduring the worst day of their lives. In the book, Alexander’s day goes from bad to worse after he wakes up with gum in his hair.
Viorst wrote two other titles in the “Alexander” series.