Kelly Fremon Craig, the writer and director of last year's underrated teen dramedy 'Edge Of Seventeen', is set to adapt Judy Blume's seminal novel, 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' for the big screen.
The novel, first published in 1970, was controversial at the time in its frankness with teenage sexuality, religion and puberty as a whole and remains one of the most challenged books in American literature. Craig told Deadline, who broke the news, that "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. This book comes along and tells you you’re not alone. Women remember where they were when they read it. I can’t think of another book you can say that about," Craig said.
The movie will be produced by James L. Brooks, who's perhaps best known for his work in helping to create 'The Simpsons' and directing 'As Good As It Gets', 'Terms Of Endearment' and producing the likes of 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Say Anything'. It's early days yet and no casting has been announced, but expect there to be a huge amount of interest in this as it nears the screen.
No release date has been set as of yet.