DECATUR, Ga., July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Filming began this week around Atlanta, Georgia, on Sony Pictures' new film, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, starring Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson ("Grey's Anatomy"),John Carroll Lynch (Ted 2), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), and Queen Latifah. The film also introduces Kylie Rogers.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the amazing true story of the Beam family, whose 10-year-old daughter, Anna (Kylie Rogers), is diagnosed with a rare life-threatening disease that tests their family and everyone's faith. As they meet with doctor after doctor to find a cure, or at least offer some respite from Anna's severe symptoms, it is not until she has a near death experience that a miracle happens that changes their lives forever.
Patricia Riggen, who most recently helmed The 33, starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro & Juliette Binoche, due for release later this year, is directing from the screenplay by Randy Brown (Trouble with the Curve) based on the book by Christy Beam. Joe Roth (Heaven Is For Real), T.D. Jakes (Heaven Is For Real), and DeVon Franklin, former Senior VP of production at Sony Pictures, are producing. Matthew Hirsch, production supervisor on Oz, the Great & Powerful & Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Derrick Williams (Heaven Is For Real) and Zack Roth (Maleficent) serve as executive producers.
Rounding out the behind-the-scenes team is director of photography Checco Varese (The 33), production designer David R. Sandefur (Into the Storm), and editor Emma E. Hickox (Rock of Ages).
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN will be released in theaters nationwide by Sony Pictures on March 18, 2016, and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment worldwide.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Entertainment