*“Jumping the Broom” was a hit and show’s T.D. Jakes growing abilities to produce a good flick.
So with the new success, the preacher/movie mogul is moving forward to co-produce with former Fox Studios head Joe Roth, a new production for Sony based on a non-fiction book.
“Heaven is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” was originally written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent and sold over 4.5 million copies. It chronicles the story of how Burpo’s now 11-year-old son Colton took a journey to the afterlife after he died during an emergency appendectomy operation. But he recovered.
After coming back to earth, the young man told 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.”
No word yet when the film will begin production or when to expect a release.