|Willa Holland plays Davey|
On a trip to New Mexico with her mother and little brother after the death of her father in a 7-11 robbery, Davey (a teenage girl) is befriended by a young Native American who helps her find the strength to carry on.
Davey is played by Willa Holland (Arrow, Gossip Girls), Amy Jo Johnson as her mother and Tatanka Means.
Blume told EW Lawrence told EW that he first read “Tiger Eyes” when he was in college and that the book “affected [him] deeply,” in part because he and Blume moved to New Mexico when he was a teenager after his parents divorced, and he struggled there.
Lawrence said it was difficult getting the film made despite Blume’s fame and the current multiple young adult book adaptations happening at the movies.
“It’s a Judy Blume movie,” he said. “That should be enough, you would think. What shocked me was that a big segment of the business knew who Judy Blume was but they didn’t understand who she was. Part of it is that the film business is run mostly by old white men – and some young ones, too – who didn’t grow up with her books.” That's a pretty tragic state of affairs!