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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Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
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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