Queen Latifah To Star In T.D. Jakes Film “Miracles From Heaven”

June 22, 2015  |  

T.D. Jakes, DeVon Franklin, and Joe Roth are back in the lab.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie-making trio is in pre-production for a new film starring Queen Latifah and Jennifer Garner titled, Miracles From Heaven.

Based on the memoir bearing the same name, which is authored by Christy Beam, Miracles From Heaven tells the story of Beam’s daughter Annabel Beam’s miraculous healing after being diagnosed with an incurable, life-threatening digestive disorder.

Garner has been cast to play the role of the Beam. Latifah will be playing a Boston waitress, who steps into Beam and her daughter’s life as somewhat of an earthly angel. She builds a relationship with the girl as she and her mother visit the Boston Children’s Hospital. A brief synopsis of the book reads:

In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven, and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease.

Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment.

The adaptation was penned by Randy Brown. It will be directed by Patricia Riggen. Roth, Franklin and Jakes joined forces for a similar film project last year, Heaven Is For Real, which earned more than $100 million worldwide.

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