Benny Safdie Casted for Adaptation of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Benny Safdie Casted for Adaptation of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

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Benny Sadfie, actor and director known for Good Time (2017), Uncut Gems (2019), and Daddy Longlegs (2009) has been tapped by Lionsgate to star in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.  Safdie will play Margaret’s father, Herb. Other cast members who have been previously announced to have joined the team are Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man) who will be playing Margaret Simon, and Rachel McAdams was also tapped to play Margaret’s mother, Barbara. Katy Bates (Richard Jewell), will play Margaret’s grandmother Sylvia. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, will be based on the novel of the same name by Judy Blume, a coming …

Judy Blume Is (Finally) Ready for Hollywood

Judy Blume Is (Finally) Ready for Hollywood

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Just in time for Women’s History Month, beloved author Judy Blume has finally greenlit Lionsgate to bring the classic girl’s rite of passage novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to the big screen. Since its publication in 1970, the iconic author has consistently denied Hollywood the rights to a movie, but now that Blume is nearing her mid-80s (though you’d never know it), she has decided we’re worthy of what’s sure to be a cinematic masterpiece:   If you’re not familiar with the book (you must read before the premiere), it’s a coming-of-age YA story of a sixth-grade girl’s search …