WEEK IN WOMEN: Fortson and McAdams cast in Blume’s ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET – Brandy McDonnell reports

Abby Ryder Fortson, the 12-year-old actor best-known for her scene-stealing performances in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” movies, will play Margaret Simon and Rachel McAdams, an Academy Award nominee for the 2015 film “Spotlight,” will play Margaret’s mother, Barbara, in Lionsgate’s highly anticipated adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Fremon Craig to adapt Judy Blume’s ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET – Brandy McDonnell reports

Judy Blume’s iconic 1980 novel Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is finally set to be made into a feature film. Lionsgate, which has committed to green-light the movie, emerged victorious in a fierce bidding war for the film rights.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Fremon Craig to Direct Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ – Brandy McDonnell reports

After turning down numerous offers over the years, Judy Blume, the Library of Congress Living Legend, has granted the film rights to producer James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig.

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