Steve Carell could be the first cast member to sign on for Lisa Cholodenko’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Deadline has the news, saying that the Seeking a Friend at the End of the World and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone star will play a character named Ben.
Written by Judith Viorst in 1972, the book revolves around family members collectively enduring the worst day of their lives. 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.
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