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Judy Blume Writes Tiger Eyes Script; Her Son Will Direct

Children’s author Judy Blume has written a script for Tiger Eyes, turning her YA novel into a feature film. Her son Lawrence co-wrote the screenplay and will direct the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tiger Eyes will be the first time a Blume title has been adapted into a feature film. Several of her books have been adapted as television movies or weekend specials. Blume’s production company, Tashmoo Productions, will unite with Amber Entertainment to produce the film. It will be shot in New Mexico with a tentative release date set for 2011.

Tiger Eyes was first released in 1981. During the writing process, Blume made the decision (upon her editor’s recommendation) to censor herself by removing a highly sexual scene because she didn’t want it to distract readers from picking up the book and enjoying the overall story. Lawrence Blume directed the ABC Weekend Special, Otherwise Known as Shelia the Great in 1991. This was based on his mother’s 1972 book.

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