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.