The Kids Are All Right co-writer Lisa Cholodenko is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of the children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for 20th Century Fox.

The story 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. Other characters include Alexander's two older brothers and their parents.

Robert Lieberman is adapting Judith Viorst's book, which was first published in 1972 by Atheneum.

This project could become a possible franchise, as there are two other titles in the "Alexander" series.

No production date has been set.