Jennifer Garner to Star in ‘Miracles From Heaven’ for Sony (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Garner Miracles from Heaven
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Following the success of “Heaven Is for Real,” Sony Pictures is gearing up its next Christian-focused drama, tapping Jennifer Garner to star in “Miracles From Heaven.”

Sony has released several successful faith-based films for mainstream audiences; this one will be released through TriStar Pictures.

Patricia Riggen is directing with “Heaven Is for Real” producers Joe Roth, Devon Franklin and T.D. Jakes producing. Riggen previously directed “Under the Same Moon” and telefilm “Lemonade Mouth.”

Based on the book by Christy Beam, the story follows a young girl who is suffering from a rare digestive disorder and finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.

Randy Brown is penning the script. Production begins this summer.

“Heaven Is for Real” was a hit for Sony, taking in more than $100 million worldwide, becoming one of the biggest faith-based hits of all time. It was one of the top grossers on the studio’s slate last year.

Garner is about to begin production on the Relativity pic “Nine Lives” opposite Kevin Spacey. She is repped by Management 360, WME and attorneys Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman.

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  1. Mjkbk says:

    The spouse of one of Hollywood’s loudest atheist activists has been signed for a faith-based film?

    This isn’t April 1st all over again, is it?

    Just wondering……

    • GKN says:

      Nice to see everyone is so polite here, as always, but if you are not moron yourself, you know that the roles you choose to play, and esp how they are to played, IS a political choice in itself. That is, at least once you’re already famous and HAVE choices.

      “Atheist activist” is just as moronic though. (And far more ignorantly “loud-mouthed”.)

    • cadavra says:

      Alec Guinness once played Hitler. Did that make him a Nazi?

      It’s called acting, moron.

  2. GKN says:

    So the whole family has gone religious? What a shame. Just when we needed them. Or it it just “fashionable” now?

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