Relativity Media is taking charge of theatrical marketing and distribution for John Schultz’s “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer.”
The film, based on Megan McDonald’s popular children’s book series centered around the title character will star Australian actress Jordana Beatty (“Superman Returns”) as Judy Moody alongside Heather Graham. McDonald co-wrote the feature film, slated for a summer 2011 wide release.
Producer Sarah Siegel-Magness said about the project, “Judy Moody has an enormous fan base the world over. We are excited to partner with the savvy team at Relativity to bring this beloved character to the big screen.”
Below is the full release:
Relativity in a Summer Mood
Studio to Release Kids Film Based on Popular Judy Moody Series
(Beverly Hills, CA) February 1, 2011 – Relativity Media, LLC announced today that it will theatrically market and distribute Smokewood Entertainment’s feature film Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer in the U.S. on behalf of the producers. Directed by John Schultz (Like Mike, Aliens in the Attic), the film stars Australian actress Jordana Beatty (Superman Returns) as Judy Moody alongside Heather Graham (The Hangover).
The film chronicles Judy Moody’s adventures in which she sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life with the help of her little brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) and fun-loving Aunt Opal (Graham). The script, penned by Kathy Waugh (Peep and the Big Wide World) and Megan McDonald, is based on the characters in McDonald’s popular children’s book series, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds and published by Candlewick Press. There are nine adventures in the bestselling series, with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide, and translations in 22 languages. McDonald has written a novel inspired by the film’s script which will be published May 24, 2011.
Producing are Smokewood’s Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness (Tennessee), the Oscar-nominated producers of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. Bobbi Sue Luther and Andrew Sugerman are executive producing. CAA brokered the deal with Relativity on behalf of Smokewood. The project is set for a Summer 2011 wide release.
“Judy Moody has an enormous fan base the world over,” said producer Siegel-Magness. “We are excited to partner with the savvy team at Relativity to bring this beloved character to the big screen.”
Relativity currently has Golden Globe®-winner and seven-time Oscar®-nominee The Fighter in theatres, via Paramount Pictures, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams. Relativity’s 2011 slate also includes current release Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman. The hilarious Take Me Home Tonight debuts on March 4th starring Topher Grace and Anna Faris. Following on March 18th, is the much-anticipated Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Oscar®-winner Robert De Niro. Relativity recently announced its acquisition of the Untitled David R. Ellis 3D Shark Thriller which will release in theatres on September 2nd. Finally on November 11th, 2011 is Immortals starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke.