Steve Carell Eyes ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY April 10, 2012 Star circles family adventure. Deadline has word that 20th Century Fox are in early talks with Steve Carell to star in ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.’ A live action adaptation of Judith Viorst 1972 children’s book, the story revolves around family members collectively enduring the worst day of their lives. In the book, the central character, Alexander’s day goes from bad to worse after he wakes up with gum in his hair. The young boy gets so frustrated that by bedtime, he threatens to move to Australia. Carrell would be playing a character named Ben. ‘Kids Are All Right’ writer/director Lisa Cholodenko is attached to direct, helming from a screenplay she penned with Rob Lieber.