Katie Holmes joins movie adaptation of The Secret
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Katie Holmes’ next project is a mystery no more.
Covert Media announced Wednesday the actress and director will front its feature film adaptation of Rhonda Byrne’s best-selling 2006 book The Secret.
Directed by Hitch and Sweet Home Alabama filmmaker Andy Tennent, The Secret will follow the self-help book’s story about a widow who hires a handyman to fix her home — which she shares with three children — as a nasty storm approaches. The family forms a bond with the handyman, though it’s soon discovered that he has a secret connection to the woman’s past.
“I am so excited that the film version of The Secret is finally here,” Byrne said via statement. “This movie will not only be a great thrill for The Secret fans across the planet, it’s also certain to ripple out and touch millions more people. The Secret book was life-changing for so many, and this movie continues that legacy within a stunning piece of entertainment.”
This Is Us writer Bekah Brunstetter will pen the movie’s script, with additional participation from Tennant and Ever After: A Cinderella Story’s Rick Parks.
Since its first publication over a decade ago, The Secret has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and spent 190 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
A release date, production timeline, and further casting details have yet to be announced.