Are You There God It's Me Margaret movie

Lionsgate has answered the prayers of Judy Blume fans who have been long awaiting a feature film adaptation of Blume’s coming-of-age classic Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. The studio has won a multi-studio and streamer auction for the rights to the Are You There God It’s Me Margaret movie, which will be directed by The Edge of Seventeen‘s Kelly Fremon Craig.

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Are you there Hollywood? It’s Judy Blume, finally allowing the movie industry to take a crack at her most beloved novel.

The author has been famously reluctant to let Hollywood adapt her hugely influential 1970 coming-of-age novel Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, but has now granted the rights to the team behind The Edge of Seventeen. The long-awaited adaptation will be helmed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who made her directorial debut with the vastly underrated teen dramedy.

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Tiger Eyes

If you were ever a young bookworm, the name “Judy Blume” likely meant a lot to you. The celebrated author has been behind some of the best loved YA novels since the ’70s, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret., Blubber, and the Fudge series. Over the past four decades, her books have sold over 80 million copies in 41 different countries.

It’s surprising, then, that it’s taken this long to get one of her books to the big screen. But hey, better late than never. Adapted by Blume and her son Lawrence Blume and directed by the latter, Tiger Eyes stars Willa Holland (Arrow) as a teenage girl dealing with the sudden death of her father. Watch it after the jump.

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