Kelly Fremon Craig is again with one other coming-of-age comedy. “The Edge of Seventeen” filmmaker’s second characteristic sees her adapting an iconic novel, Judy Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” The pic tells the story of Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson), a sixth grader who strikes from NYC to the suburbs of New Jersey.
A brand new trailer for the movie, which is ready within the ’70s, introduces us to Margaret, who’s within the midst of a prayer. “Let me just be normal and regular like everybody else,” she begs. The 11-year-old is consumed with ideas about God and her altering physique. We see her becoming a member of a “secret club” that requires her to put on a bra and shopping for pads with a buddy for the primary time.
“It’s about this kid who’s trying to figure out if there’s something greater beyond us,” Fremon Craig informed EW. “It’s making sure that she’s going to be okay in this time when she feels so alone and uncertain. There’s something about these two things that you would never think would go together — a girl who’s praying for boobs and then asking, ‘Does God exist? And do I believe it? And what do I believe?’ She’s asking life’s biggest questions inside this coming-of-age journey.”
“Girlfriends” creator Mara Brock Akil additionally has a mission primarily based on certainly one of Blume’s novels within the works, a Netflix sequence that reimagines “Forever.”
“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” opens April 28. Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates co-star.