Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (film)

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Produced by Shawn Levy
Dan Levine
Lisa Henson
Screenplay by Rob Lieber[1]
Based on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 
by Judith Viorst
Starring Steve Carell
Jennifer Garner
Ed Oxenbould
Music by Christophe Beck
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Edited by Pamela Martin
Production
  company
Walt Disney Pictures
21 Laps Entertainment
The Jim Henson Company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date(s)
  • October 10, 2014 (2014-10-10)
Running time 81 minutes[2]
Country United States
Language English

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is an upcoming 2014 American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Rob Lieber. The film stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Oxenbould, and is based on Judith Viorst's 1972 children's book of the same name. Co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, 21 Laps Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company, the film is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2014.[3]

Plot[edit]

The official synopsis reads: "Disney's “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible 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’ is not alone when his brother, sister, mom, and dad all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one."[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In 2011, it was reported that 20th Century Fox had plans to make a live-action film adaptation of the book.[7] Written by Rob Lieber, the film was set to be directed by Lisa Cholodenko (who also made an earlier draft of the screenplay), and produced by Shawn Levy with Dan Levine for Levy's 21 Laps and Lisa Henson from The Jim Henson Company. Steve Carell has joined in April 2012, to star as Ben, Alexander's father.[8] In October 2012, the project was picked up by Walt Disney Pictures,[9] after Fox was reportedly "uncomfortable with the budget."[10] In February 2013, Deadline reported that Cholodenko has left the project,[11] and a month later, that Miguel Arteta was in talks with Disney to replace Cholodenko.[12]

In April 2013, Jennifer Garner was in talks to play Alexander's mother.[13] In June 2013, Disney set the release date for October 10, 2014, and confirmed that Carell and Garner were cast as Alexander's parents.[14] The same month, Disney announced the casting of Ed Oxenbould as Alexander.[15] In July 2013, Bella Thorne was cast in the film as Alexander's older brother's girlfriend.[16] Joel Johnstone,[3] Megan Mullally and Jennifer Coolidge joined the cast a month later.[5]

Principal photography and production began on August 19, 2013.[17][18] The film was entirely shot in the Los Angeles area, including the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia, the San Fernando Valley, and Melody Ranch in Newhall.[5] Filming lasted through October 2013.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Full Cast Revealed for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". ComingSoon.net. August 29, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (PG)". Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. British Board of Film Classification. June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ford, Rebecca (21 August 2013). "'Newsroom' Actor Joins 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Trailer, News, Videos, and Reviews". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d Ford, Rebecca (August 29, 2013). "Jennifer Coolidge, Megan Mullally Join 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Trailer for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  7. ^ Sneider, Jeff (May 3, 2011). "Cholodenko in talks for Fox's Alexander". Variety. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Flemink, Mike (April 9, 2012). "Steve Carell Circling Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Deadline. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike (October 20, 2012). "Disney Picks Up Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Deadline. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike (September 27, 2012). "Fox Puts In Turnaround Steve Carell-Starrer Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Deadline. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Fleming, Mike (February 22, 2013). "Lisa Cholodenko Exits ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’". Deadline. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Fleming, Mike (March 13, 2013). "Miguel Arteta Will Helm Disney’s ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ With Steve Carell". Deadline. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ Flemink, Mike (April 25, 2013). "Jennifer Garner Joining Steve Carell In ‘Alexander And The No Good, Very Bad Day’". Deadline. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  14. ^ "More Disney Release Dates: Two New Marvel Pics, ‘Alexander’, ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’, ‘Into The Woods’, ‘Planes’ Sequel Slotted". Deadline. June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (June 24, 2013). "Disney Finds Title Character Of ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’". Deadline. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kit, Borys (July 31, 2013). "Disney Channel Star Joins 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Rerporter. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  17. ^ "On The Set For 8/26/13: Kevin Costner Wraps ‘Black and White’ As Star & Co-Producer…’The Expendables 3′ Starts". Studiosystemnews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  18. ^ "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Movie". Movieinsider.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  19. ^ "Disney Casting Talent Search...". featurefilmcasting.com. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 

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