‘Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Trailer Reveals First Look at Adaptation of Beloved Book

Since its first release in 1970, Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret which everyone has read. But somewhat surprisingly, given its enduring popularity and ubiquitous title, it has never received a film adaptation. It will change later in the spring when Kelly Fremon Craigthe talented writer and director of The Edge of Seventeen releases its film version. (Reportedly, Blume was extremely hesitant to ever let anyone making a film version until she met Craig and producer James L. Brooks.)

Abby Ryder Fortson – who you may know as Ant-Man’s daughter from the first two Ant man movie — plays Margaret. Rachel McAdams and Benny Safdie play her parents, and Kathy Bates plays her grandmother. If you remember the book, you know the story. And based on the trailer, Craig has made a pretty faithful adaptation. (The setting has not been changed or updated to date.)

Here is the film’s official synopsis

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and seminal novel Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret. has influenced generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor and honest exploration of life’s biggest questions. In Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation, 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey, where she goes through the messy and tumultuous process of puberty with new friends at a new school. She depends on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who is not happy that they moved away and likes to reminding them every chance she gets.

Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. is slated to open in theaters on April 28.

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