Though they’ve sold zillions of copies, won praise from critics and librarians everywhere, and taught millions of kids about tough topics like sex and bullying, none of Judy Blume’s 20-odd novels has ever been made into a feature film — until now.
This summer, an adaptation of Blume’s 1981 YA book Tiger Eyes will hit theaters and On Demand, bringing the celebrated author’s work to the big screen for the first time. The movie stars Arrow‘s Willa Holland as Davey Wexler, a teen who moves from New Jersey to New Mexico after her convenience store owner father is shot to death. The movie should be a fairly moody meditation on grief — though nostalgia hounds will be tickled to spot Felicity star (and former Pink Power Ranger) Amy Jo Johnson as Davey’s mother, Gwen.
Tiger Eyes comes to theaters and V.O.D. June 7.