Abby Ryder Fortson and Rachel McAdams to star in movie version of Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Abby Ryder Fortson and Rachel McAdams to star in movie version of Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

The film, which begins production in April, is written and will be directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who is re-teaming with legendary Academy Award-winning producer James L. Brooks and his Gracie Films banner.

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Kelly Fremon Craig to write and direct long-awaited film adaptation of Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Kelly Fremon Craig to write and direct long-awaited film adaptation of Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’

The book chronicles the coming-of-age of Margaret Simon, a sixth-grader who moves from New York City to suburban New Jersey. She frequently prays to God to help her navigate the challenges of her adolescence, which range from puberty and first crushes to her interfaith family dynamics.

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Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ to be made into a film from writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig

Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ to be made into a film from writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig

After turning down many offers over the years, Deadline Hollywood reports that the Library of Congress Living Legend has granted the film rights to producer James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig. They collaborated on “The Edge of Seventeen,” starring Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner and Kyra Sedgwick.

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