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Beloved YA Book Becomes a Movie

October 18, 2018

Attention all Judy Blume fans – news is in that Judy Blume has given the go ahead for a movie version of her iconic book  Are You There God It’s Me Margaret?

Generally opposed to movies being made from her books, Judy Blume has previously limited permission to a TV movie version of Forever, and in 2012 Tiger Eyes.

Written in the 70’s Are You There It’s Me Margaret? is about a young girl navigating puberty and the pains of growing up. She’s moved away from her childhood home, she’s starting a new school, finding new friends – and she’s convinced she’s not normal. Everyone else seems really sure of who they are. And, worst of all, she’s a ‘late developer’. It’s too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So, she talks to God instead – and waits for an answer . . .

Many readers will be familiar with Judy Blume who has sold more than 82 million copies of her books around the world.

Kelly Fremon Craig – who made her feature directorial debut with the Y.A. coming of age comedy-drama The Edge of Seventeen – will write and direct the adaptation and James L. Brooks will produce.

According to an interview with Deadline, Fremon Craig loved the book and wrote a long email to Judy Blume telling her what the book meant to her and things went from there.


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