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Update: Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) will play Alexander's momin Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Steve Carell will play the dad. No word yet on which kid gets the plum role of Alexander, a kid who wakes up with gum in his hair and the day just goes downhill from there.
March 14, 2013 -Miguel Arteta is in talks to become the Third director for Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Disney. Arteta's forte seems to be outrageous comedy, his previous films are Michael Cera's Youth In Revolt and Ed Helms' Cedar Rapids, both of which were Rated R. Lately, he's been directing episodes of TV shows including the pilot for "The Carrie Diaries" and an episode of "New Girl." This is a straight up children's movie, I'm not sure why this project keeps attracting directors »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Some excellent, wonderful, not bad, very good news for Disney's adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Jennifer Garner is reportedly in talks to join the live-action picture. Steve Carell is already set to play the title character's father and Garner would play his mother. Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) is helming, having stepped in for Lisa Cholodenko who recently exited the director's chair. Cholodenko and Rob Lieber wrote the screenplay adaptation of Judith Viorst's children’s book featuring Alexander, a young boy who has the worst day ever. Deadline reports that production is scheduled to begin this fall. »
- Dave Trumbore
We’ve got more news from the FX Upfronts today, including the exciting announcement of five limited series with some big names attached to them. The first one up is a 10-episode run of Fargo, that will premiere in the Spring of 2014. Production will begin this fall and Joel & Ethan Coen will be executive producers along with Warren Littlefield. Noah Hawley (Bones, The Unusuals) is going to write series.
President and General Manager, FX Networks, John Landgraf announced that it will be a true crime series with a new case and new set of characters with the trademark Fargo style, sense of humor and charm that made the 1996 murder mystery a cult favorite and Academy Award-winning film.
“For years, people have tried to adapt this Academy Award-winning gem into a TV series with no success,” said Landgraf in a statement. »
- Ernie Estrella
Writer/director David Lowery commanded plenty of attention at this year's Sundance with his Western drama "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." It looks like cinephiles weren't the only ones watching, though. Disney's tapped Lowery to rejigger "Pete's Dragon," a strange family movie from 1977 that featured actors alongside an animated dragon named Elliott. The original film starred Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, and the late Jeff Conaway. Lowery and Toby Halbrooks are writing the script, but there's no director attached at the moment. Although Lowery doesn't have experience working with a Disney-sized budget, snapping up indie directors for giant projects seems to be a new trend in Hollywood. Joss Whedon is a prime example of this; although he'd written scripts for big movies in the past, his main area of expertise was in TV before he was hired to helm "The Avengers." Marc Webb was known for "500 Days of »
- Jenni Miller
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Mindless Behavior stars in their first movie! go on the road, behind the scenes, and back stage with them through their journey from kids to one of the biggest pop and R&B sensations in the world! »
- Movie Geeks
Miguel Arteta is to adapt popular children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Disney Pictures.
The Kids Are All Right director Cholodenko was previously attached to direct the film, but recently dropped out.
Alexander tells the story of a young boy who considers moving to Australia after having a wretched day.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will enter production in the autumn.
Watch a trailer for Cedar Rapids below: »
A year ago it was announced that The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko was going to direct Disney's big screen adaptation of the classic kids book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Deadline now reports that she's no longer attached to direct the movie, and that Youth in Revolt and Cedar Rapids director Miguel Arteta has taken her place. I like the other films that he's made, and I'm sure he's going to end up doing a solid job with this one.
The book was written by Judith Viorst, and follows a young boy who endures a frustrating day that begins with him waking up to find gum in his hair and ends with him threatening to move to Australia. The books basically prepares children for the craziness of life and how to deal with all of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days that lie ahead. »
- Joey Paur
Update: Miguel Arteta is in talks to become the Third director for Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Disney. Arteta's forte seems to be outrageous comedy, his previous films are Michael Cera's Youth In Revolt and Ed Helms' Cedar Rapids, both of which were Rated R. Lately, he's been directing episodes of TV shows including the pilot for "The Carrie Diaries" and an episode of "New Girl." This is a straight up children's movie, I'm not sure why this project keeps attracting directors who prefer more grown up material. The good news is that Shawn Levy of Night at the Museum movies is still planning to produce this film.
Feb. 22, 2013 - While Disney decided to make Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day after 20th Century Fox dropped the project, director Lisa Cholodenko will no longer helm the project. The »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
"Cedar Rapids" and "Youth in Revolt" helmer Miguel Arteta has come onboard to direct the film adaptation of best-selling children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" at Disney Pictures.
The story follows a day in the life of Alexander, a young boy whose bad day sees him consider a move to Australia. Steve Carell is to play the boy’s father.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The idea of The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko helming an adaptation of a children’s book was an interesting one. But, unfortunately for her fans, recently she had to drop out of making Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Fans of Judith Viorst’s book about a young kid named Alexander going through the worst day of his young life and experiencing an existential crisis complete with fantasies of moving to Australia as a result shouldn’t fret though, because Deadline is now reporting that another very capable director is being looked at to take her place. According to their sources, Disney is currently in negotiations with Miguel Arteta to take over Cholodenko and screenwriter Rob Lieber’s adapted screenplay. If Arteta’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, he’s the guy who directed the criminally underrated Ed Helms comedy, Cedar Rapids, from »
- Nathan Adams
Sometime about a thousand years ago, I remember reading that Disney had ahold of the rights to the children’s book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I also remember that Steve Carell was set to star in it as poor little Alexander’s father. Then I forgot all about it and went on with my life, entirely oblivious to what was going on with that one. Now I have learned that director Miguel Arteta is going to direct the film.
If none of this means anything to you, that’s Ok, because I had no idea who Miguel Arteta was either. Turns out he was the guy who directed Youth In Revolt, with Michael Cera, and Cedar Rapids, starring Ed Helms. Given the subject matters of those two films, I’m a little surprised to learn that Disney tapped Arteta of all people to take »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Director Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) is in talks to step in for Lisa Cholodenko at the helm of Disney's adaptation Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has Steve Carell attached to star.
Lisa Cholodenko was set to direct back in October, when Disney picked up the project out of turnaround from Fox, but she left the project last month. Lisa Cholodenko co-wrote the screenplay adaptation, based on Judith Viorst's book, but it isn't known if Disney will use that script or seek out new writers.
The story centers on the title character, a young boy who wakes up with gum in his hair, as he finds his day getting progressively worse and worse. Steve Carell will portray Alexander's father. Shawn Levy is producing through his 21 Laps company, alongside Lisa Henson and Dan Levine. Production is scheduled to begin sometime this fall.
Miguel Arteta has »
Nearly a year ago, Steve Carell boarded Disney's inherited adaptation of the children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horible, No Good Very Bad Day. At the time, The Kids Are All Right helmer Lisa Cholodenko was supposed to direct, but she was part of the project when it originated at Fox, before it went into turnaround and ended up at Disney. Now a new director is in place as Deadine reports Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids, Youth in Revolt) is in talks to take over the adaptation of Judith Viorst's novel that sounds like it will be quite a departure from the book as it's described as a high-concept family comedy. Read on! The original book follows one hell of a terrible day for youngster Alexander as he wakes up with gum in his hair, doesn't get a prize in his cereal, finds out he has a cavity, has lima »
- Ethan Anderton
While Miguel Arteta hasn't yet had a big screen smash hit with his features efforts "Youth In Revolt" and "Cedar Rapids," he has established himself as a director in firm command of comedy, with credits on the small screen that include "New Girl," "Enlightened," "Nurse Jackie," "House Of Lies" and more. And we can only imagine those skills have helped him land the job on one of Disney's next efforts aimed at kids. With "The Kids Are All Right" helmer Lisa Cholodenko exiting last month, Arteta has now stepped in to direct "Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" with Steve Carell still attached to star. Produced by Shawn Levy's company 21 Laps, the project is based on the book by Judith Viorst, about an unlucky family (with Carell as the father) living through a horrendous day, while the youngest son Alexander ponders a permanent move to Australia. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Charlie's Angels. Starsky and Hutch. Dukes of Hazzard. Bewitched. Land of the Lost. Dark Shadows. The ongoing Hollywood trend of adapting TV shows from the 1970s into movies continues, as Deadline reports that mega-producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men) is now set to produce a film adaptation of Good Times, the CBS sitcom that ran from 1974-1979. Wreck-It Ralph and Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnston will write the screenplay, and Rudin will produce for Sony Pictures alongside Eli Bush, his co-producer on Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. However, o director has been set. A spin-off of the series "Maude," "Good Times" was set in a Chicago housing project and followed James and Florida Evans, a working class African American couple trying to raise their three children during tough economic times. Like the show, the movie will be set in the 1960s, although »
- Ben Pearson
Disney has found a new director for the adaptation of the Judith Viorst children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. A few weeks ago, The Kids Are All Right helmer Lisa Cholodenko exited the project, but now Deadline reports that Disney is in talks with Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) to direct. Cholodenko wrote the script alongside Rob Lieber, but it’s unknown if Arteta will commission a rewrite or if they’ll go ahead and move forward with the existing screenplay. Steve Carell is attached to star in the film, which centers on a kid who wakes up with gum in his hair and whose day goes downhill from there. Production is hoping to get underway this fall, and with a new director already in place it appears that Disney will indeed make that start date. Arteta has plenty of experience blending comedy with »
- Adam Chitwood
Writer-director Lisa Cholodenko has left Disney's adaptation of the children's book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and her replacement will be Miguel Arteta, the man behind The Good Girl, Cedar Rapids and Youth In Revolt. The project still has star Steve Carell attached but no word on whether Chodolenko's script will be used or a new one will be commissioned. The story is one of my favorites from my childhood, mostly because I always thought it was cool that I »
- Alex Maidy
Exclusive: Disney is in talks with Miguel Arteta to replace Lisa Cholodenko as the director of its live-action adaptation of the Judith Viorst children’s book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. You might recall that late last month, The Kids Are All Right helmer Cholodenko stepped out as director. She wrote the script with Rob Lieber, and Disney has Steve Carell attached to play Alexander’s dad. Shawn Levy is producing through his 21 Laps banner along with Lisa Henson and Dan Levine. Production will begin in the fall. On the feature side, Wme and Management 360-repped Arteta most recently helmed Cedar Rapids and Youth In Revolt. Alexander is the key character, and he starts a wretched day with the realization that the gum he fell asleep chewing is now hopelessly tangled in his hair. Things get worse from there, to the point he threatens »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Taking the reins from the previously-attached Lisa Cholodenko, Miguel Arteta has signed on to direct Walt Disney Pictures' Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day , Deadline reports. Written by Judith Viorst in 1972, the famous children's 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. Steve Carell is attached to the project to play Alexander's dad, Ben. In addition to quite a lot of television work, Arteta directed 2009's Youth in Revolt and 2011's Cedar Rapids . The film 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 »
Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network) are planning to turn the 1970s TV show "Good Times" into a feature film. Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) has been hired to write the script. "Good Times" focused on working-class couple James and Florida Evans as they raised three kids while struggling with hard financial times, unemployment and keeping their kids away from temptations that came with living in a Chicago housing project. The movie will be set in the 1960s. The show aired on CBS from 1974-79 and was one of many social aware sitcoms by Norman Lear that mixed comedy with serious issues. Others include "All In the Family," "One Day At a Time" and Maude." »
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