“Are you there God?” It’s Me, Margaret ‘Throws Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams – Deadline

Abby Ryder Fortson, who plays Ant-Man / Scott Lang’s daughter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, has been set to play Margaret in the Lionsgate adaptation of the iconic Judy Blume Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret, the studio confirmed on Friday. Rachel McAdams will also play Margaret’s mother Barbara on board.

Production begins in April on the photo, which will be written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who wrote and directed the teen photo The edge of seventeen with Hailee Steinfeld. She reteaming with her Seventeen producer James L. Brooks and his Gracie Films banner; Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Amy Brooks and Blume are also producing.

Meredith Wieck and Chelsea Kujawa oversee the studio project.

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Blume’s must-read story for teenage girls in 1970 centers around Margaret Simon, a sixth-grader who questions everything about adolescence and puberty, and searches the universe for all the answers she can. find. With her mom and grandmother trying to guide her through a time of change, they also find that you never stop questioning your path and defining what makes sense in your life.

For decades Blume has refused adaptations of his published work.

In addition to playing Cassie in the Ant-Man movies, 12-year-old Fortson recently starred in the pilot episode of the Amazon Prime series. Tales of the Loop. His credits include A dog trip, forever my girl, Ensemble, room 104 and Transparent. She will be the next movie star Note, written and directed by John Fortson. She is replaced by Atlas Artists and lawyer Alex Kohner.

Oscar nominated McAdams recent credits include Netflix comedy Eurovision Song Contest and takes on the role of Dr Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. She is represented by WME, Magnolia and Hirsch Wallenstein.

EW first reported casting news today.

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