It has been 48 years, but fans are finally going to see a favorite Judy Blume book brought to the big screen.
James L. Brooks' Gracie Films has secured the rights to Are You There God? It's Me Margaret. Kelly Fremon Craig will adapt the story and direct.
To say Blume fans are excited is an understatement. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, published in 1970 grew to become the tween girl bible. Although, young people and parents are much more open to discussing puberty now, at the time of the book's release, young girls didn't always have someone to ask questions about periods, bras and crushes. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, was a game changer. The book was considered so risque that many school libraries banned it. That didn't stop girls from sharing the book and making it a best seller for over 40 years.
Blume took to Twitter to tease the new deal.
So which of my books, kids and/or adult would you want to see adapted for series or movie? I ask because I’m in LA… https://t.co/S9LCHd9Mrv— Judy Blume (@Judy Blume) 1533253041.0
Many guessed correctly.
@judyblume Are you there God, it’s me Margaret— ＬｅｔｔｅｒｓＨｅａｄ (@ＬｅｔｔｅｒｓＨｅａｄ) 1533295408.0
@judyblume Are you there god it's me Margaret should be a TV series!— Tara Colborne (@Tara Colborne) 1533253217.0
@judyblume 'Starring Sally J. Friedman as Herself' or 'Are You There , God, it's me, Margaret' . Signed a Jewish gi… https://t.co/6Ad8NdbUMO— stacey agdern; love and latkes 10/12 (@stacey agdern; love and latkes 10/12) 1533253437.0
@taffyakner @judyblume For me, "Are You There, God" and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"/"Superfudge." But seriously, any and all!— Kate Aurthur (@Kate Aurthur) 1533272027.0
The excitement is catching.
@VanityFair @overworkedmommy it’s happening!!!! https://t.co/hkcy3j0967— Soy Yo (@Soy Yo) 1539891945.0
@VanityFair Aw yes! I loved this book so much as a kid. 👏— Sara Thompson (@Sara Thompson) 1539888416.0
@VanityFair https://t.co/mkrLI3MLex— james poole (@james poole) 1539884493.0
@VanityFair This makes me so happy! My favorite book in 5th grade!— kelly harbaugh (@kelly harbaugh) 1539903514.0
@VanityFair I loved that book so much.— KT (@KT) 1539901014.0
@VanityFair This book takes me back to high school and everyone reading it— Julie Andrews 💙 (@Julie Andrews 💙) 1539897119.0
Some readers were worried.
@VanityFair https://t.co/mHxzqqpz0e— tubetopgirl™ (@tubetopgirl™) 1539887646.0
@VanityFair Hollywood’s adaptations can lean towards the sucky side...— tubetopgirl™ (@tubetopgirl™) 1539887679.0
@VanityFair Eh... I'm not really here for it. I would still prefer to read the book & for young girls to read the b… https://t.co/ciCGELJiNW— Valerie (@Valerie) 1539944360.0
@VanityFair this makes me nervous, please don't cast a 20 year old model lol— Miss Vivienne (@Miss Vivienne) 1539883372.0
No pressure. It is just millions of girlhood memories at stake.
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