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Bishop T.D. Jakes To Produce New Film – Heaven Is For Real
by, May 10, 2011
With the opening weekend success of his latest film, “Jumping The Broom,” Bishop T.D Jakes, along with Joe Roth, will produce the adaptation of the novel “Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip To Heaven And Back,” which Sony Pictures acquired the screen rights to. The film is based on an adaptation of the novel with the same namesake by Todd Burpo, also a producer.
The synopsis reads: Todd Burpo is a small town Nebraska pastor whose four-year old son, Colton, nearly died during an emergency appendectomy operation. As he recovered, Colton began telling his family that he went to heaven, actually looking down at the doctors operating on him and his family praying in the waiting room. And he slowly began telling them details about his miscarried sister, and his long-dead grandfather, none of which he should have known about. He then revealed to his family what it was like during his visit in heaven, before he was sent back to his family. He’s now 11.
Joe Roth produced Alice in Wonderland, so we can expect a truckload of creativity from this particular film. “Heaven Is For Real” was brought in by Sony Pictures’ exec DeVon Franklin, a Christian minister who just published and has been promoting his inspirational book, “Produced By Faith: Navigating the Road to Success Without Compromising Your True Self.”