Lisa Cholodenko, who received an Oscar nomination for co-writing The Kids Are All Right, is in negotiations to direct Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a live-action adaptation of Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book, reports Variety.
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.
The 20th Century Fox release is being produced by Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and the Jim Henson Company. Levy and Dan Levine will produce for 21 Laps, while Lisa Henson and Jason Lust will produce for the Jim Henson Company.