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Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson will be in the adaptation of ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret ‘

Rachel McAdams

As Collider we have learned that the Oscar-nominated actress Rachel McAdams (‘Doctor Strange’) and the young Abby Ryder Fortson (‘Ant-Man’) will star for Lionsgate in the film adaptation of the novel written by Judy Blume,‘Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret ‘.

Margaret (Fortson), a sixth-grader who moves from the city to the suburbs, prays to God to take care of her and help her overcome her anxieties, including puberty, changes in her body and her emotions. It has struck a chord with generations of readers and has landed the book on Time’s list of the 100 greatest works of fiction since 1923. Its legion of fans has also prevented several attempts to ban it from libraries throughout. of the years.

The film will be written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (‘On the Edge of Seventeen’). Craig himself and James L. Brooks visited Blume in Key West, Florida and convinced her to make this adaptation to be produced by Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Amy Brooks, Craig, Blume and James L. Brooks for Grace Films.

Meredith Wieck and Chelsea Kujawa will supervise production for Lionsgate.