Disney to Produce ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’
Ever since its original publication in 1972, Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has become a favorite book among children throughout the generations (including this writer). This week, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures will be bringing this beloved children’s tale to the big screen.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is told from the point of view of Alexander, a young boy whose day just keeps getting worse and worse. We hear about his misfortunes through his deadpan, yet entertaining, description of the events, which constantly make him contemplate moving to Australia. The live-action film adaptation was originally slated to be produced through 20th Century Fox, but the studio gave up the project last month.
Currently attached to the film is actor Steve Carrell, who will play Alexander’s father. The movie will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Levine for 21 Laps Entertainment and Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting adaptation.