There have been several attempts to make a film version of the Encyclopedia Brown series, but despite the involvement of Ridley Scott, Robert Luketic, Chevy Chase, and Goldie Hawn, no adaptation of the young sleuth's adventures ever got off the ground. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that may change soon, as Warner Bros. is in final negotiations to pick up the movie rights to the series. In other beloved children's book news, Ed Oxenbould will play the lead in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner have already been cast in the Lisa Cholodenko-directed film. It's time to dig out your childhood favorites for a refresher.