Judy Blume’s classic novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was first published over 50 years ago. (And yes, I’ll give you a minute to come to terms with that fact.) Now, Lionsgate will bring Margaret’s coming-of-age story to the big screen.

Check out the trailer for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret below.

Here’s the official synopsis of the movie from Lionsgate:

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor, and candid 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 for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies 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 isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets. 

Kelly Fremon Craig adapted the book to a screenplay, and also directs the film. Craig previously wrote and directed 2016’s The Edge of Seventeen. So, she’s already found success in the coming-of-age story sphere.

The film also stars Benny Safdie (Licorice Pizza). Academy Award winner James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment) produces.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret will premiere in theaters April 28.

So, did Blume’s novel play a role in your childhood? What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below. Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates.

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