Relativity Acquires ‘Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer’

Studio sets wide release of Megan McDonald kids-book adaptation for the summer

Relativity has acquired the kiddie-book adaptation "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer," with plans of releasing the John Schultz-directed film wide this summer.

Produced by Smokewood Entertainment, the film stars Australian actress Jordana Beatty in the title role, alongside Heather Graham.

The film is based on Megan McDondald's best-selling Candlewick Press book series, chronicling the life of a young women who sets out to enjoy a thrilling summer with the help of her aunt (played in the movie version by Graham) and little brother (Parris Mosteller).

Smokewood's Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, who produced Lionsgate's Oscar-nominated "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," are backing the project.

CAA, meanwhile, brokered Relativity's acquisition deal.