Many readers can recall Judy Blume’s books being a part of their childhood; it’s just a given. She’s produced so many classics with one in particular that stands out: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Now, the famous young adult novel is being adapted and we already know it’s going to be amazing.
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According to Vulture, the popular 1970 Blume book about teen and religious identity was offered to director Kelly Fremon Craig, who made the 2016 movie The Edge of Seventeen so nostalgic and loveable.I would know, I’ve watched that movie at least ten times. James L. Brooks, who produced it with Fremon Craig, will now join her again for this new project.
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Although Blume has turned down countless movie offers, she seems to have had a change of heart back in August when she tweeted that she’d be open to the idea of an adaptation. After seeing the tweet, it inspired Fremon Craig to reach out. She took the time and “wrote a long and passionate email to her, telling her what her books meant to me, particularly Margaret, how it came along at a time when I needed it most.”
It must’ve been real convincing because Brooks, Fremon Craig, and Blume sat down together not long after to discuss movie ideas. All that’s left to figure out? Who will be Margaret?