Movie News!

Okay, so I can finally tell you guys when the movie version of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is coming out…well, sort of. It might still be hitting a big screen here and there in the next few months, but if you don’t happen to live near “here” or “there”, you can still see it…and soon!! As in 6 weeks from now! The official release date on DVD and digital download (like Netflix, iTunes, etc,) isn’t for another 7 months or so (final date to come when announced)…BUT Walmart is too excited about the movie to wait, so they have the exclusive right to sell it starting October 4th!! So get thee to your local Walmart and pick up a copy or two. Hey, it cost less than 2 tickets and a popcorn and ya get to watch it as many times as you want!

I got to go to the recording studio in NYC to record the first chapter of the book, which is going to be included as one of the extras on the DVD. It was a lot of fun, and only a little intimidating! I’m such a big fan of audiobooks, and I loved getting to meet two of the voice actors who’ve recorded some of my books–Kathleen McInerney read all three of the “birthday books” (11 Birthdays, Finally, and 13 Gifts) and made them sound totally different, and Mark Turetsky recorded The Candymakers (all four voices!!) and was the voice of Jack in Every Soul a Star. I LOVED the jobs they both did, and after getting a small taste of the experience, am even more in awe of their talent. If you haven’t tried listening to a book yet, I highly recommend it.

Below is a sneak peek at the poster for the movie, and the tie-in cover of the paperback that will release on October 4th as well.

Movie poster above….book cover below…

I’m working on getting the final copy of the trailer, and as soon as I have a link I’ll post it here.

I’m going to see the movie this weekend and I’ll report back on it!’

I’d love to hear your thoughts on all this!


  1. omg it is fially here yaaaaaaaaaa i have been waiting and waiting and here it is yaaaaa love the book love the birthday books (fav book is 11 birthdays fav book in the whole whold) and love u wendy mass love u its here its here yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • gosh my favorite one is 12 finally but i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all of them!!!

      We love you wendy!!!!!!!

  2. Yaaaaay!!!, its here!!, It is here!!!, I can not wait!!!,
    I loved the book!!!, thanks so much for writing it!!!,
    I miss it though…I loved it!!

  3. THIS IS AWESOME! I cant wait, I’m def getting the movie at Walmart! The trailer looks great, I cannot wait! I loved the book, I’m sure I’ll love the movie! Btw, I got 13 Gifts today, I’m very excited to read it! It looks amazing, I was so surprised to see it though. (: Can’t wait, I’m a huuuuuuuge fan. (:

  4. coll i always wonderd when the book will turn in to a movie
    this must be exciting. wendy mass i love you and your books im a real big fan.

  5. Hi,my name is Meredith, and my teacher is is a big fan of your books. I am just about to start reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and I was wondering if the movie was coming out in everywhere because it sounds really interesting, and we had to read Jeremy Fink for a summer reading assignment, and it would be fun if tons of my freinds went to see it. I can’t wait to start reading your book!!

  6. I am so excited for the movie!I love all of your books especially the Willow Falls series, so I am so excited about 13 gifts! I am getting it at a book fair soon! I would love all your books to become movies, especially 11 birthdays!

  7. first of all, i cant WAIT to watch jeremy fink!!!!! ill probably be there at, like, four a.m. when wal-mart opens to buy it! [had to take this next line out due to spoilers about Candymakers! sorry!–w]

    My school had dress-like-your-favorite-fictional-character-day and i was daisy and wore a neon yellow dress and a blond wig, and my friend sara wore a giant life jacket and was miles! [note from wendy–LOVE that!!!]

  8. This is TOTALLY awesome Wendy! I can’t WAIT to check out the trailer!

  9. Okay, I just saw the trailer!
    And…well…to tell you the truth, I’m a little scared. I hope that the movie, assuming it hasn’t strayed TOO far from the book, is done well. By that, I pretty much mean that I hope the movie doesn’t feel…how should I put this? Melodramatic, maybe? I hope it won’t be like that, though! I just loved the book so much that I’m not sure the movie will compare, no matter how good it is! :)
    When is this going to be in theatres again?

  10. Awesome! I can’t wait for the movie to come out! πŸ˜€

  11. Katrina Santander says:


  12. Awesome! The trailer was really cool! I’m kind of glad that it’s not coming to every theater, since it’s sort of an off-beat book, and that would make it more main stream. Congrats Wendy!

  13. Trinity Rose says:

    Oh my gosh! I cant believe its finally coming! I loved Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of life (Along with all your other books) and im totally gonna get it at Walmart ASAP. Im getting 13 gifts too. OOOOOOO Cant wait! πŸ˜€

  14. I am so excited for the movie to come out!! YIPEE!!

  15. I really hope its like the book!!!!!!!!! :) the book was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM GETTING A LITTLE BIT OVER EXCITED!Hope its awesome like the book!

  16. OMG loved the book! i am soooooooooooooo excited to see the movie, i CANNOT wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally agree with Trinity… GOING TO WALMART ASAP!! i watched the trailer and it seems to stay pretty close t the book. so happy! By the way, great job on the book Wendy! Loved it! U ROCK.

  17. It is October 4! and I can’t find the movie at Walmart. Help! Is it going to be available soon?

    Note from wendy: ACK!! I’ll look into it right now! Thanks for the heads up!

  18. OMG OMG OMG OMG IT’S OUT 2DAY!!!!!!!

  19. i read all your books and each one is amazing in a unique way. you r one of my all time idols! i love jeremy fink and the meaning of life!
    i wish i can meet you but unfortunately i live in the middle east so im to far away.
    i cant wait for the movie to release in the middle east.
    good luck with writing your other books!

  20. Did you find out anything from Walmart? Still curious (and waiting patiently . . .)

    Note from wendy: HI! I’ve been getting pictures of it in the stores, so it should be there…look on the New Release rack under The Lion King.. Did you ask anyone at the store? If you still can’t find it let me know the store location and I’ll check with the film’s distributor. Thanks! (I’ll update the post with a pic, too)

  21. I got it!! Thank you! My son reads this book over every year and I never knew why. He finally told me that this is one of his favorite books (and you should know he reads a lot!) Now a teenager and in high school, he convinced me to read it and I also loved it. I made my best friend read it and then her husband. He ended up buying a copy for his entire work team. Before Christmas, we found out that there was a movie. One of my son’s “Santa” gifts this past year was movie tickets to see this movie. He was still waiting to collect this last Christmas present until today! Even though we can’t see the movie in a theater, we have planned a big movie viewing party this weekend with all of our friends who also love the book. We even made our younger son read it and HATES to read. He just finished last week and told me that if all books were like that, he would read all the time. So if you are in the Atlanta area this weekend, stop by and watch it with us!

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m so glad you found it! I hope everyone enjoys it!! (and hey, at only $12, you came out ahead! :o)

    • where did u find the movie?! I can’t find it anywhere!!!!

      NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m sorry it’s so hard to find! I think the problem is that once a Walmart store sells out of it, they’re not restocking. It should be available on their website soon, and i’ll announce that when it happens. But in early March it will have it’s full, nationwide release, so you’ll be able to get it lots of places, including streaming it, that sort of thing.

  22. I am SO excited! I love your books and I just finished A Mango-Shaped Space (litterally like an hour ago and by the way-luved it!), but the first book I read by you was Jeremy Fink and The Meaning Of Life-It is my fav book ever! I just watched the movie last night and I am also going to collect rocks during important days of my life!

    p.s. I think the next movie you make should be for A Mango-Shaped Space. I feel it would be really cool to see the world from a Synesthete’s eyes-in this case Mia’s!

  23. Hi Mrs. Mass!!!

    My name is Patrick and I love your book The CandyMakers. Will you do a sequel on it?

    Please reply,

    NOTE FROM WENDY: I’m glad you liked it! I might do something like 4 shorter stories, 1 for each character, but it would have to be a little while from now because I have two more books to write first. I’ll announce it on the blog if it happens! :o)

  24. Wendy,
    I have not read all your books but, I read a lot. So far my favorite one is 11 birthdays. I did not read Jermy FInk and the meaning of Life but, I will soon. I would REALLY like you to make as much movies of as much books as possible. I always read and see the movie to see the comparisions and diffrences. I think that’s real neat.

  25. I am using this book and movie for my project at school but I can’t find the movie anywhere! I have looked at my Walmart and my mom even asked them to call the other Walmarts and they didn’t have them either! Please help!

    note from wendy: Find JEREMY FINK– the movie!! at, then everywhere in March! Follow the link:

  26. Hello Mrs. Mass!
    My friend Patrick told me about your blog, and he said it was amazing, and it really is. Like him, I read The Candy Makers, and thought it was one of the most wonderful books of all time, including Eleven Birthdays, which was amazing. Are you thinking of making any new books, other than short stories?
    I love your blog!

  27. NOTE from WENDY regarding below: Hey Kylie, the movie is on their site, not sure why it didn’t come up for you. Here is the link:

    I want to get the movie sooooooo badly, but I went to wal- mart online and it doesn’t come up!!! Soooo sad!!!
    Wendy please reply!! I want the movie so Mush

    Kylie 11 from Texas :)

    Ps I Love your books. Your books are the only ones I am reading!! I am waiting to read LeAP Day

  28. Thank you!!! It worked :)

  29. Thanks Wendy I ordered the movie! Can’t wait. I am getting it on Friday!

    Thanks again for replying . it means a lot to me that u did because your books are amazing!!

    Your big fan,
    Kylie from the big state TEXAS!!

  30. I saw the movie! i have the dvd….. i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. nicole johnson says:

    i luved your book 11 birthdays i read it like 100 times can you please make it into a move

  32. omg! Ive read almost all of Wendy mass books!!!! Ilove Wendy mass!!! Im like her #1 fan!!
    jermy fink and the meaning of life was a great book!
    right now im reading 13 gifts.
    my favorite book is Finally

  33. I love your books!
    Im like your number one fan!
    my favorite books were “finally” and “11 birthdays”!
    right now im reading “13 gifts” and i love how you used characters from other stories!
    ive read so many of your books, and the very first one that i read was “jermy fink and the meaning of life”!
    I cant wait to see the movie :)
    – your #1 fan,

  34. Just call me Cece PS people don't think my names easy to say because how its spelled says:

    Wow a movie I cant wait to see it but if you saw my last comment then you would really be a little sad for me I love the five I have read before but well I really am trying to look for your famous 12 finally but can’t.I would love to see the movie but I would love to read finally .I tried looking in public libraries and in my school library when I get it though I bet I will love it I wanted to read the whole book but I only read I think 2 or 3 chapters .I.reeally want it before my 12 birthday or better yet on my birthday!!! :-)

  35. Wendy PLEASE make a movie on 11 birthdays! I just adore the series, and would love to see a movie. Thank you

  36. Tootsie says:

    Yay!!!!! So excited!!!! You should TOTALLY make a movie for A Mango-Shaped Space and I will audition for Mia!!!! I have synesthesia too so I would be way more than ecstatic to see my favorite book that I have read at least four times on the big screen (especially with me in it *hint*hint* hahaha!!)

  37. Amanda Ellerby says:

    MAKE. AN. 11. BIRTHDAYS.MOVIE. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Hi!!! I’m your biggest fan, and I was wondering if you could make a movie for Mango Shaped Space? Thats one of my all time favorite books. If your thinking about it, can you email me? Thanks!! Love, Riley

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