Director News: Cholodenko, Thurber, Derrickson

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
“The Kids Are All Right” co-writer Lisa Cholodenko is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” for 20th Century Fox says Variety.

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. Robert Lieberman is adapting the script.

We’re The Millers
Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball”) is the latest name in talks to direct “We’re the Millers” for New Line Cinema says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a successful pot dealer who wants to get out of the drug game, and for one last score goes to Mexico to create a fake family in order to sneak 1,400 pounds of weed back into America.

Untitled Horror Feature
Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) is set to direct a new untitled horror feature says The Los Angeles Times.

The story is described as a horror tale which has a crime at the heart of its plot. Jason Blum (“Insidious,” “Paranormal Activity”) is producing.