Sony's 'Miracles From Heaven' Gets Easter 2016 Release

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Joe Roth, TD Jakes and Devon Franklin

The title is from the same team behind 'Heaven Is for Real,' the faith-based film that became a surprise hit last year.

Miracles From Heaven, a follow-up to last year's surprise hit Heaven Is for Real, has been set for release March 18, 2016 — a week before the Easter holiday — by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The movie reunites Texas pastor T.D. Jakes with producers Joe Roth and DeVon Franklin, who is also a preacher and has a deal at Sony. Heaven Is for Real grossed more than $100 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest faith-based hits.

The film is based on the true story of Annabel Beam as told in a book of the same name by her mother Christy Beam Miracles From Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing was released April 14 by Hachette books.

Annabel, who lives in Texas, spent much of her childhood suffering from a rare and seemingly incurable digestive disorder that made it impossible for her to lead a normal life. One day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst into a hollowed-out tree. However, instead of dying, she emerged and said that while unconscious she had visited heaven. After that she was cured of her chronic illness.

The screen adaptation is by Randy Brown, who also was a screenwriter on Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With the Curve

Correction 5:44 pm The title of the book on which the movie is based was corrected.