Kelly Fremon Craig is again with one other coming-of-age comedy. “The Fringe 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 about within the ’70s, introduces us to Margaret, who’s within the midst of a prayer. “Let me simply be regular and common like all people 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 membership” that requires her to put on a bra and shopping for pads with a buddy for the primary time.
“It’s about this child who’s attempting to determine if there’s one thing larger past us,” Fremon Craig advised EW. “It’s ensuring that she’s going to be okay on this time when she feels so alone and unsure. There’s one thing about these two issues that you’d by no means suppose would go collectively — a lady who’s praying for boobs after which asking, ‘Does God exist? And do I imagine it? And what do I imagine?’ She’s asking life’s largest questions inside this coming-of-age journey.”
“Girlfriends” creator Mara Brock Akil additionally has a undertaking based mostly on one in every of Blume’s novels within the works, a Netflix sequence that reimagines “Eternally.”
“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” opens April 28. Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates co-star.
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