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Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, Heaven Is For Real brings to the screen the true story that has inspired millions across the globe -- that of a little boy's extraordinary, life-changing experience, and his father's search for the courage and conviction to share his son's discovery with the world.
Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award-winner Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine) stars as Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman, volunteer firefighter and pastor struggling to make ends meet in a tough year for his family. After his bright young son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum in his feature film debut) is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, Todd and his wife Sonja (Kelly Reilly, Flight, Sherlock Holmes) are overjoyed by his miraculous survival. But they are wholly unprepared for what happens next -- Colton starts to matter-of-factly recount what he says was an amazing journey to heaven and back. As Colton innocently tells his parents details of things he couldn't possibly know, Todd finds himself colliding against a wall of mystery and doubt, until he breaks through to rediscover hope, wonder and the strength of purpose.
TriStar Pictures presents Heaven is For Real, directed by Randall Wallace, the Oscar®-nominated writer of Braveheart. The screenplay is by Randall Wallace and Christopher Parker, based on the book by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. The film is produced by Joe Roth and T.D. Jakes and the executive producers are Sue Baden-Powell, Sam Mercer and Derrick Williams. Joining Kinnear, Reilly and Corum in the cast are Emmy® Award-winner Margo Martindale (Justified, August: Osage County), Academy Award® nominee Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, We Bought A Zoo), and music by Nick Glennie-Smith.
The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award® winning director of photography Dean Semler ACS, ASC (Dances with Wolves, Mad Max: The Road Warrior, Apocalypto), production designer Arv Greywal (Lars and the Real Girl), two-time BAFTA Award winning film editor John Wright A.C.E. (Apocalypto, Speed) and costume designer Michael T. Boyd (Secretariat, We Were Soldiers).
The film has a running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.