The famous story Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume is finally hitting the big screen this September in a Lionsgate film adaptation. The story was first published in 1970, and Blume constantly resisted having her book adapted into a movie.
However, times change and this story is finally getting its big debut on screen. The film is set to release on September 16th, 2022. Abby Ryder Forston stars as Margaret, a sixth-grade girl on the hunt for the answers to life’s biggest questions. Rachel McAdams stars as her mom, Barbara, with Benny Safdie as Margaret’s dad, and Kathy Bates as her grandmother.
The story follows Margaret after a big move from the city to the suburbs. She struggles with the troubles of going through puberty, having to buy a bra for the first time, first crushes, anxieties about school, and so much more. Plus, with parents who are Christian and Jewish, she finds herself on a quest to discover her religious identity.
The film comes from director Kelly Fremon Craig and producer, James L. Brooks, the team behind The Edge of Seventeen.
There has yet to be any trailer or teaser release, but we predict it should be showing up any time soon!