Judy Blume’s TIGER EYES Headed to the Big Screen


Adored young adult author Judy Blume is currently at work adapting her 1981 book Tiger Eyes for the big screen. Blume has been tweeting about casting, location scouting, and filming of the movie on her Twitter account (@judyblume). She co-wrote the screenplay with her son Lawrence, who is also directing. Gossip Girl‘s Willa Holland and newcomer Tatanka Means will star.

Tiger Eyes is about a teen girl coping with the death of her father. She moves in with family in New Mexico and forms a relationship with a Native American boy. Tiger Eyes isn’t one of Blume’s best-known works, but her son describes it as having “cinematic style.”

Can you believe this is the first big screen movie based on one of Judy Blume’s books? There have been a few TV movies and the Fudge TV series, which Blume was apparently not so happy with, but never a film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blume says, I know I have reputation for not selling my books. And now I’m glad because here I am, working with a director I trust, someone I know understands those characters.”

So which Judy Blume book would you like to see made into a movie next? Blubber? Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret? Forever?

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