Tony Sokol

Aug 11, 2017

Katie Holmes is thinking good thoughts as she uses her gift to impart the wisdom of The Secret.

Katie Holmes is set to headline a feature film adaptation of hit 2006 book The Secret.  Rhonda Byrne didn’t just write a self-help book series with her works. She created the law of attraction, which breathed new life into the New Age spiritual movement. The Secret spawned the follow-ups The Power in 2009, The Magic in 2010, and Hero in 2013. Byrne aims to bring joy to the world by helping people control the universe with their minds, using the teachings of Madame Blavatsky and Norman Vincent Peale and a little bit of quantum physics.

The Secret will be directed by Andy Tennant, known for romantic comedies like Sweet Home Alabama and Hitch. The adapted screenplay is being written by Bekah Brunstetter, (NBC’s This Is Us), with help from Tennant and Rick Parks (Ever After: A Cinderella Story).

The Secret will be told through the eyes of a widow with three children, played by Holmes, who hires a handyman to fix her house during a storm. He winds up fixing her soul and the rebuilds the universe around her.

The film is being produced by Robert Cort with Covert Media CEO Paul Hanson.

“I am so excited that the film version of The Secret is finally here,” Byrne said in a 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.”

Holmes has been filming The Gift, with Sir Patrick Stewart. She has will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.