COMING OF AGE

Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Is Finally Heading to the Big Screen

Nearly fifty years after Judy Blume penned Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, the beloved young-adult novel is getting a film adaptation. Blume had rejected bids for the rights to her classic novel for years, but she has finally approved a project from producer James L. Brooks and Kelly Fremon Craig. The duo collaborated on 2016’s The Edge of Seventeen. Fremon Craig told Deadline, “It’s rare for me to run into a woman or girl who hasn’t read it and every time I’ve mentioned it to a woman, they clutch their heart and let out this joyful gasp. There’s something so timely and full of truth and I remember for me that at that age, it felt like a life raft at a time when you’re lost and searching and unsure.” Blume enthusiastically endorsed Fremon Craig’s role in the film’s adaption, telling her in an email that if someone were to make a film out of one of her books, she “hoped it would have the same tone and feeling that The Edge of Seventeen had.”