Miguel Arteta could be working with Disney next…
The 48-year-old Puerto Rican filmmaker, who directed the pilot for CW’s The Carrie Diaries, is in talks with Disney to replace Lisa Cholodenko as the director of its live-action adaptation of Judith Viorst’s children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Alexander is the key character, and he starts a wretched day with the realization that the gum he fell asleep chewing is now hopelessly tangled in his hair. Things get worse from there, to the point he threatens to chuck it all and move to Australia.
Cholodenko, who wrote the script, stepped out as director of the project last month.
Disney has Steve Carell attached to play Alexander’s dad.
Production will begin in the fall.
Arteta’s big screen credits include Cedar Rapids and Youth In Revolt.