Judy Blume's famous coming-of-faith book is being turned into a flick.
Judy Blume has written more than two dozen books during her career, which spans more than five decades. Perhaps her most famous, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, is being turned into a movie.
The sure-to-be-smash flick, out this spring, will follow a similar coming-of-faith-and-age plotline as Blume's timeless young adult novel. The official trailer recently dropped, and it features a pair of highly familiar faces like Rachel McAdams, who plays Margaret's (Abby Ryder Fortson) mom and Kathy Bates, who brings the laughs as Margaret's grandmother.
Here are all the Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret movie spoilers we can divulge (so far).
Is Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret a movie?
Yes—or at least it will be. Judy Blume's book, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, published in 1970. This spring, it'll make its big-screen debut as a movie written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, the screenwriter for Edge of Seventeen.
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What is Are You There God it's Me, Margaret about?
The Judy Blume book-turned-movie follows Margaret Simon, a sixth-grader. Margaret's mother, Barbara (McAdams), is Christian, and her father, Herb (Benny Safdie), is Jewish. Margaret seeks to solve her faith-based issues while also navigating typical middle-school-like relationships and puberty.
What is the Are You There God It's Me, Margaret opening line?
The opening line of the book is the same as the iconic title: "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret."
When was Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret published?
Bradbury Press published Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in 1970.
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How old is Margaret in Are You There God?
Margaret is 11 years old and in the sixth grade in Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret?.
Where can I watch the Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret movie?
You'll be able to watch Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret it theaters beginning April 28.
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Who is in the Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret cast?
Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon
Abby Ryder Forston will bring the iconic character, Margaret, to life. If she looks familiar, that's because Fortson has appeared in some other notable projects. Fortson had a seven-episode arch in Transparent. Her big screen credits include Cassie Lang in Marvel Comics flicks Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and was young C.J. in tearjerker A Dog's Journey (2019).
Rachel McAdams as Barbara Simon
Rachel McAdams has produced a decades-long acting career and plays Margaret's Christian mom, Barbara. You can see McAdams in the trailer doing typical mom (and daughter-in-law) things—doing a double-take when Margaret mentions a bra, volunteering for roles at her daughter's school and listening to her mother-in-law, played by Kathy Bates.
McAdams became a household name in 2004 with roles in Mean Girls and The Notebook. She earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight (2015).
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Benny Safdie as Herb Simon
Benny Safdie has worked behind and in front of the camera as a film director, screenwriter and actor. In Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, he takes on the role of Margaret's father, Herb, who is Jewish. In the trailer, you can see the city-turned-suburb Herb struggling with a lawnmower.
Kathy Bates as Sylvia Simon
Kathy Bates, who has an Academy Award, two Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmys to her name, will play Margaret's grandmother, Sylvia. From the trailer, it looks like Bates will provide comedic relief.
"I read that when you don't have any loved ones around, your life expectancy drops drastically, but, you know, I've had a good run," she can be seen dryly quipping during a phone call with McAdams' Barbara.
Elle Graham as Nancy Wheeler
Elle Graham will appear as Nancy Wheeler, Margaret's neighbor and friend who seems to know oh-so-much about topics like bras and boys. She is part of a secret club called the Teen Sensations, and you need a bra to join.
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Amari Alexis Price as Janie Loomis
Amari Alexis Price is another person Margaret befriends in New Jersey. She is a part of the Teen Sensations.
Katherine Kupferer as Gretchen Potter
Gretchen, played by Katherine Kupferer in the film adaptation, is also a member of the Teen Sensations. In the book, she's the first member to get her period, making Margaret anxious.
Gary Houston as Paul Hutchins
Gary Houston will play Paul, Margaret's Christian conservative grandfather.
Mia Dillon as Mary Hutchins
Mia Dillon has been tapped from the role of Mary, Margaret's Christian conservative grandmother.
Isol Young as Laura Danker
Isol Young plays Laura Danker. Danker is tall and developed, meaning she gets her period and wears a bra. Margaret is jealous of her.
Zackary Brooks as Phillip Leroy
What's a coming-of-age novel-slash-movie without a crush? Zackary Brooks is assuming the role of Phillip, Margaret's crush.
Simms May as Norman Fisher
In the book, Norman Fisher, played by Simms May in the film adaptation, kisses Margaret on the cheek at a party.
When is the Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret release date?
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret will make its theatrical debut on April 28.
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Is there an Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret trailer?
The Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret trailer dropped on Jan. 12. It starts with Margaret and her family driving out of New York to their new home in the New Jersey suburbs and teases the challenges she'll face as she enters the sixth grade, like learning about periods, trying to buy a bra and begging God to let her "be normal and regular like everybody else." Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates also appear in their roles as Margaret's mom and grandma.
Is Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret streaming?
No, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret is currently only set for a theatrical release on April 28. Lionsgate has an exclusive deal to stream movies with Roku, so that's where it'll probably end up eventually once its theatrical window closes.