The legendary children's writer Judy Blume has accepted that one of her most beloved books be turned into a movie.
The deadline informs that she has signed the movie rights for Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret, his innovative book of 1970 about the times, the crushes and the fervent search of God by a girl.
The 80-year-old author reportedly rejected numerous offers for the film rights of his books over the years, until now.
According to Deadline, the rights to the book were granted to producer Gracie Films of California, directed by James L. Brooks, and to director and producer Kelly Fremon Craig, who worked on the 2016 film "The Edge of Seventeen."
Fremon Craig told Deadline that she moved quickly to secure movie rights in August, after seeing a Blume tweet that indicated the author was ready to turn her books into movies.
"I read this at 3 AM and I wrote my representatives in the middle of the night: do what you can to get this," Fremon Craig told Deadline about the tweet. "Then I wrote him a long and passionate email, telling him what his books meant to me, especially Margaret, how it came to me when I needed it the most. She was the first author who fell in love with books and, by extension, with cinema. "
Blume, a fan of the producer's work, agreed to move forward with Fremon Craig and Gracie Films. The team will decide on a distributor for the film after a script is written, Deadline said.
Fremon Craig expressed his enthusiasm for the next movie on Twitter.
Blume's classic book has been treasured by generations of girls seeking answers about all the difficult parts of puberty that are not taught in sex education classes. The story follows a sixth grade student named Margaret, who has big questions about life and what she has in store for her, like "Is it okay to put on your bra?" And "Why have not I received my period yet?" In an interfaith home, Margaret is also trying to find out if she should stick to a tradition of faith. She struggles to separate what the adults in her life want for her and what she wants for herself, while conversing in private with a God who does not seem to fit perfectly into any specific religion.
In the 1970s, the book was highlighted, among others, published for girls because of the honest way in which it addressed issues such as religion and sex. As a result, some parents asked that the book be banned or censored.
In a 2014 interview with The Guardian, Blume said: "There's a lot of me in Margaret."
"I talked to my own private God the way Margaret does. "I would say:" Just let me be normal ", which meant letting me have my period, give me some breasts and hurry up," Blume said. "You know, in the 50s, the body image of women It was round and curvy, and I was this skinny little thing, very small, and I wanted to be round and curvilinear in the way curvilinear women of today want to be skinny. "
She said her theory is that children tend to read about things they still can not understand.
"The kids will really go to mom or dad and they'll say, 'What does this mean?'" He said. "What is the perfect time to tell them about it?"
Fremon Craig said he has met many women who have a special relationship with the book.
"There is something so timely and full of truth, and I remember that at that age, I felt like a life raft at a time when you are lost, searching and insecure." This book appears and tells you that you are not alone, "he said. "Women remember where they were when they read it. I can not think of another book you can say that about. "