The adaptation of James Patterson’s best-selling kid’s book Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life hits theaters tomorrow (check out the trailer), and we’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at why Patterson started writing kids books, where the idea for this one came from, and how the flick got made:
And a synopsis, if you’re not a trailer watcher: “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.”
Go check it out tomorrow!