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‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Loses Lisa Cholodenko

Written by on February 22, 2013 

After all that creative developing and business dealing, Lisa Cholodenko might have just lost sufficient interest in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Deadline are only able to tell us the Kids Are All Right helmer is leaving the picture behind, forcing Disney to nab another director in due time — her personal reasons, however, go unexplained. The bright news (or “still-good news”), here, is that Steve Carell remains attached, and that the studio haven’t veered off the course of a fall production start. They just need someone (literally) calling the shots on set.

Our point of focus, it would be presumed, is where Cholodenko goes from here. There are a few options. Two projects had entered her field of vision nine months ago: The Abstinence Teacher and Wild, with the latter recently landing author Nick Hornby to write its screenplay. There was, also, a third option that cropped up over the summer, November Criminals, to which I have full reason to believe she’s still attached. (Which is another way of saying that zero reports thereafter would reasonably make us think differently.)

If it’s not one of these that we see from her next, I can’t imagine that the time until its own arrival will be terribly long; Best Picture nominations can help you get other work, it seems. Those who had a particular hope to see her version of Alexander, as led by Steve Carell, will need to endure.

After all this time, how do you feel about Cholodenko taking her name off the project?

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