In a story from Variety, producers Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness (Precious) next project is going to be Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. The film will be based on the popular children's book series.

John Schultz (Aliens in the Attic) is going to direct from an adapted script by Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonald (who authored the books). Shooting is slated to start in August in Los Angeles.

McDonald's books follow the funny adventures of third-grader Judy Moody. There are presently eight titles in the series, with over 12 million copies in print. A new spin-off series features Judy Moody's brother Stink.

"Megan McDonald's books are really smart and funny. More than anything, they remind me of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts," Schultz stated.

Schultz said the Magnesses took an option on the film rights to McDonald's series after their daughter read one of the books.

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