Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is an upcoming American family comedy film directed by Steve Carr and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, and Kara Holden. It is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by James Patterson. The film stars Griffin Gluck, Jacob Hopkins, Thomas Barbusca, Alexa Nisenson, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Andy Daly, Isabela Moner, Efren Ramirez, and Adam Pally. Principal photography began on November 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Lionsgate will release the film on October 7, 2016.
On August 4, 2015, it was announced that Steve Carr would next direct the film adaptation of the 2011 novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life written by James Patterson, and the script was written by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. Griffin Gluck would play the lead role as Rafe Khatchadorian, a student at Hills Village Middle School. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson would produce the film along with CBS Films which would also handle the international sales, with Lionsgate handling the distribution. On November 12, 2015, more cast announced for the film, whose script was also written by Kara Holden, and it was announced that Patterson would co-finance the film through his James Patterson Entertainment along with Participant Media and CBS Films.
Principal photography on the film began on November 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, while it wrapped up on January 19, 2016.