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1/02/2014

First Image from 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'


2013 turned out to be something of a mixed bag for Steve Carell. It began with the miserable magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but picked up considerably in The Way Way Back, which saw him go down a darker path than we're accustomed to. He scored big on two sequels, Despicable Me 2 and Anchorman: The Legend Continues, but also saw his Oscar hopes dashed when Foxcatcher got moved to 2014. That's also when he'll appear in Disney's adaptation of Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

The first image from the family comedy has been released, and it shows that it won't just be Alexander having a really awful day, but everybody is going to have something to scream about. Directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Oxenbould, the official synopsis explains a little about why everyone is so upset...

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.