'Heaven Is for Real' Trailer: Boy Returns From the Afterlife (Video)

"Heaven Is For Real"

The film based on the Christian book stars Greg Kinnear and hits theaters next Easter.

A little boy sees Heaven and lives to tell about it in the first trailer for Heaven Is for Real.

The film, which is billed as based on a true story, centers on a family whose son survives a life-threatening surgery and begins speaking of having met people in the afterlife -- among them, a young version of his long-dead great grandfather.

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The film is based on the best-selling book, by Christian pastor Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, that tells what happened after Burpo's son had a near-death experience and began telling tales of visiting heaven.

The Sony Pictures film stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church and child actor Connor Corum.

Heaven Is for Real, directed by Randall Wallace, hits theaters next Easter on April 16, 2014.