When you hear the name James Patterson you probably think of thrillers like the Alex Cross series (you know, novels turned into movies featuring psychologist Alex Cross like Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider and Alex Cross) or the 2015 television series based on his 2012 best-selling novel Zoo. Did you know that Patterson also wrote a children’s book series aimed at middle schoolers? Yes, he did and while some may have questioned his intentions on penning the first in his Middle School series I found his interest in encouraging parents to read with their children to be lovely. In fact, did you know that in 2008 Patterson started a website to help parents find books worth reading with their children? He did and you should click here if you want to take a gander at it.
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This October, following in the footsteps of its Patterson novels-turned-into-featured-films, the first novel of his Middle School series, Middle School: The Worst Year of My Life, makes it onto the big screen.
Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. It’s Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother’s boyfriend — a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear — threatens to become his stepfather.
Starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham (the hubster and I are still totally geeking out over the Netflix Gilmore Girls mini-series coming up this November), Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Isabela Moner, Andy Daly and Adam Pally and under the direction of Steve Car (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), I’m certainly excited for this family friendly comedy. The feature film opens in theaters everywhere on October 7th. Be sure to following all things MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE by using the hashtag and follow their social media accounts.
Follow MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE on social media! Opens in theaters everywhere on October 7th, 2016!
Cast: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly & Adam Pally
Directed by: Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop)
Produced by: Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson of James Patterson Entertainment.
Screenplay by: Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden.
Based on the book by: James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
Executive Producers: James Patterson and Steve Bowen of James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Robert Kessel of Participant Media. Susan Cartsonis and Michael Flynn also serve as executive producers.