TriStar Pictures has released the first trailer for director Randall Wallace’s adaptation of the Todd Burpo book Heaven Is for Real. The faith-based film revolves around a young boy who, after a near-death experience, begins recounting his time in heaven with facts that stun his family and friends. While most Christian-centered films are relegated to tiny budgets and unrecognizable faces both in front of and behind the camera, Heaven Is for Real boasts an impressive ensemble led by Greg Kinnear that includes Kelly Reilly (Flight), Thomas Haden Church, and Margo Martindale, and Wallace was behind the screenplay for Braveheart and most recently directed the uplifting horse racing story Secretariat. This film is sentimental by nature and there’s plenty of that on display in this trailer, but it also appears to explore the interesting angle of how the young boy’s stories affect the adults around him.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the film’s poster. Heaven Is for Real opens in theaters Easter weekend, April 16, 2014. [Update: We’ve added some new images as well.]