Following in the footsteps of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Where the Wild Things Are, Disney is adapting the children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day into a movie. Clocking in at just 32 pages, the film is obviously going to expand on the premise quite a bit, and our first look at the project gives us a hint as to how it's going to do that. Apparently, it's going to involve a lot of screaming.
The film stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Oxenbould as the titular Alexander. It will be released on October 10, check out the official synopsis below in the meantime.
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.