In case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s money to be made with “faith-based” projects (for film and TV), as more and more stars take on material that targets that specific demographic. With the box office success of recent films like “Heaven Is for Real,” and TV ratings hits like “The Bible Series,” “Son of God,” and “AD,” it’s probably a very good time for filmmakers/content creators with “faith-based” projects primed for the big or small screen. Hence, more and more similar releases should be expected… like this new one, which Queen Latifah co-stars in, opposite Jennifer Garner.
The Sony Pictures project is titled “Miracles From Heaven,” and is based on Christy Beam’s book of the same name, that tells the story of her daughter’s miraculous recovery from what was diagnosed to be an incurable, potentially fatal ailment.
Randy Brown adapted the novel, with Garner starring as Christy Beam, and Latifah as a Boston waitress, who, per press statements, will serve as “something of an earthly angel who befriends the sick girl and Beam during their visits to Boston Children’s Hospital,” and who, in addition, “steps up to provide comfort and a helping hand when they need it most, as her life ends up transformed by her interaction with the family.”
T.D. Jakes, DeVon Franklin and Joe Roth are producers (they were the same team behind Sony’s “Heaven Is for Real” which grossed over $100 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing “faith-based” hits of all time).
“Miracles From Heaven” is set for release this Friday, March 18, 2016. Sony is opening the film wide on 3000 screens, which is an indication of their hopes for how well it could do.