Relativity Media has acquired the domestic rights to Smokewood Entertainment’s Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer. The script was written by Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonald and is based on characters from McDonald’s children’s book series published by Candlewick Press. McDonald has also written a novel, to be published later this year, that was inspired by the film’s script.
Variety reported that John Schultz (Aliens in the Attic) is directing, Jordana Beatty (Superman Returns) will play Judy and Heather Graham her aunt “as the third-grader sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.”
"Judy Moody has an enormous fan base the world over," said producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. "We are excited to partner with the savvy team at Relativity to bring this beloved character to the big screen."
— Shelf Awareness, February 3rd, 2011