Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast of director Miguel Arteta’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter. She would play Alexander’s mother in the children’s book adaptation with Steve Carell already attached to play the boy’s father.

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.

Garner starred last year in The Odd Life of Timothy Green. She’s soon set to appear in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club.

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 for the Jim Henson Company.


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