Lionsgate has announced that it will be releasing a big-screen adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic novel, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. The novel has been a beloved coming-of-age story for over fifty years, known for its insightful humor and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions.
Set in the New Jersey suburbs, the film follows 11-year-old Margaret, played by Abby Ryder Fortson, who is uprooted from her life in New York City and thrust into the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty in a new school. As she navigates this challenging time, she relies heavily on her mother, Barbara, played by the talented Rachel McAdams, who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city. Margaret’s adoring grandmother, Sylvia, played by the legendary Kathy Bates, isn’t too thrilled about the move and makes sure everyone knows it.
The film also stars Benny Safdie, known for his roles in Licorice Pizza and Good Time. It is written for the screen and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who made a name for herself with the critically acclaimed film, The Edge of Seventeen.
The movie is produced by Gracie Films’ Academy Award® winner James L. Brooks, whose credits include Best Picture winner, Terms of Endearment. The production team also includes Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Kelly Fremon Craig, Judy Blume, Amy Lorraine Brooks, and Aldric La’auli Porter. The movie is executive produced by Jonathan McCoy.
This highly anticipated adaptation of Blume’s novel is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages. The timeless themes of growing up, finding yourself, and navigating the complexities of adolescence are universal and continue to be relevant to this day. The film’s talented cast and crew are sure to bring the story to life in a way that honors the beloved source material. Fans of the book and newcomers alike will be eagerly anticipating its release.
Lionsgate will release Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, at the end of this month. This is one movie you won’t want to miss.