DeVon Franklin and Bishop T.D. Jakes are buzzing about their new faith-based film project set for release next
Miracles From Heaven, based on the life of Annabel Beam, a once sickly girl who experienced a miracle after a
visit to heaven, is expected to ignite faith in viewers.
It is an adaptation of the forthcoming book by Christy Beam, the child’s mother, titled, Miracles from Heaven: A
Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing (Hatchette Books).
In an April 2 tweet, Jakes, 57, told his Twitter followers he’s “really enjoying working” with Franklin, 36, on “this
The true-life story provides a dramatic look inside Annabel’s world when she battled an incurable digestive
disorder and later experienced the disappearance of all symptoms of the chronic disease.
One afternoon, while playing outdoors, Annabel reportedly fell inside a hollowed-out cottonwood tree—30 feet,
head first—and survived without a scratch. While unconscious, she experienced heaven and was subsequently
cured, no longer needing her feeding tubes and colostomy bags.
Franklin, who is producing the film under his Franklin Entertainment banner following his first-look deal with
Sony, said it is “one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever come across.”
According to Indiewire, Randy Brown will script the adaptation, while Jakes and Franklin, along with their
business partner, Joe Roth, will produce.
The three men’s previous similarly themed film project, Heaven Is for Real, released in 2014, grossed more than
$91 million domestically and over $100 million worldwide.