Rachel McAdams & Abby Ryder Fortson to Star in Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret
Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, Sherlock Holmes, True Detective) and Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Tales from the Loop, Rated) are set to star in Lionsgate’s Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret feature adaptation, according to Collider. The movie is based on the novel written by Judy Blume.
A sixth-grader who moves from the city to the suburbs, Margaret (Fortson) prays to God to watch over her and help her through her anxieties, including puberty and its changes to her body and her emotions. Blume’s frank, loving narrative has struck a chord with generations of readers, and the book was on Time’s list of the top 100 works of fiction since 1923. Its legion of fans have also beaten back several attempts to ban it from libraries over the years.
The movie will be written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen). Blume granted rights and approved Craig and James L. Brooks after the duo visited her in Key West, Florida. Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Amy Brooks, Craig, and Blume will produce alongside James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films.
Meredith Wieck and Chelsea Kujawa will oversee production for Lionsgate.
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