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Benny Safdie to star alongside Rachel McAdams in Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret adaptation- Cinema express

Benny Safdie to star alongside Rachel McAdams in Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret adaptation

Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, the film will also feature Abby Ryder Fortson and Kathy Bates

Published: 08th April 2021

Uncut Gems co-director Benny Safdie is all set to star alongside Rachel McAdams in the film adaptation of author Judy Blume's classic novel, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), the film will also feature Ant-Man-star Abby Ryder Fortson and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, according to Collider. 

The coming-of-age story is about Margaret Simon (Fortson), a sixth-grader who questions everything about adolescence and puberty, and is searching the universe for whatever answers she can find. With her mother (McAdams) and grandmother (Bates) trying to guide her through a time when everything is changing, they too find that you never stop questioning your path and defining what is meaningful in your life.

Safdie, known for movies like Good Time and Pieces of a Woman, will portray Margaret's father, Herb.

James L Brooks and his Gracie Films banner will produce the film alongside Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Amy Brooks, Fremon Craig, and Blume.

Notably, Safdie will next appear in Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film, opposite Bradley Cooper, as well as in Showtime's TV series, The Curse, with Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder. He most recently joined the cast of Disney Plus' upcoming Star Wars spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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