A young adult classic is making its way to the big screen for the first time!
Judy Blume is considered to be on the forefront of pre-teen and young adult literature. Beginning her publishing career in 1969, Blume has published a number of titles focused on topics like racism, sex, birth control, menstruation that have made more than a few PTA members quake in their boots over the decades. Still, the celebrated author is an inspiration at the forefront of YA literature.
But there’s one thing Judy Blume has done in all those years: Sell the rights to her books to be adapted for film. Until now, that is!
At age 80, Blume has decided to sell the rights to her most popular novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to producer James L. Brooks of Gracie Films and Kelly Fremon Craig. The latter, who wrote and directed 2016’s Edge of Seventeen, will also write and direct this project. Blume is set to be one of a handful of producers on the project.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret follows a sixth grade girl who’s just moved to a new town as she deals with friendships, puberty, periods, and attraction to boys for the first time, all while trying to find her own religious basis in her non-religious household.
According to Deadline, who first reported the news, the creators are waiting to finish the script before meeting with studios regarding distribution, but several offers have already come in.