Katie Holmes is set to star in an adaptation of the best selling book, The Secret.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne — which was on The New York Times’ bestseller’s list for over three and a half years, will be directed by Andy Tennant from a screenplay by Bekah Brunstetter, writer on NBC’s hit drama This Is Us with Tennant and longtime writing partner Rick Parks.
The self help book, published in 2009, became an instant bestseller and had a top-notch marketing campaign behind it. It ended up selling 30 million copies worldwide and was translated into 50 different languages. It remained on The New York Times bestseller list for 190 weeks. That’s a little over three years and six months. The problem has been over the years is how to catch that lightning in a bottle for the big screen.
This new movie will center on a hard-working young widow (Holmes) with three children who hires a handyman to fix her house during a terrible storm. As the handyman grows closer to the family, he shares his philosophy of believing in the power of the universe to deliver what we want, but the widow soon realizes he carries a secret connection to her past.