‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Movie Finds Its Margaret In ‘Ant-Man’s Abby Ryder Fortson; Rachel McAdams Also Set

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Movie Finds Its Margaret In ‘Ant-Man’s Abby Ryder Fortson; Rachel McAdams Also Set
Abby Ryder Fortson, who stars as Ant-Man/Scott Lang’s daughter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, has been set to play Margaret in Lionsgate’s feature adaptation of Judy Blume’s iconic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, the studio confirmed Friday. Also aboard is Rachel McAdams who will play Margaret’s mother, Barbara.

Production begins in April on the pic, which will be written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who penned the teen-angst pic The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld. She is reteaming with her Seventeen director James L. Brooks and his Gracie Films banner; they are producing with Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Amy Brooks and Blume.

Meredith Wieck and Chelsea Kujawa are overseeing the project for the studio.

The story in Blume’s 1970 must-read for tween girls, Margaret Simon is a sixth grader who is questioning everything about adolescence and puberty, is searching
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