You heard it here first: the sleeper hit of the summer might not be Letters To Juliet but the altogether more powerfully titled Letters To God.
Here’s what you need to know: it’s a Christian indie, it’s going to be in 750 theaters on April 9, and there’s already a grass-roots, church-based campaign to get the word out. Oh, and it’s being associated with two faith-based flicks that’ve already demonstrated the power of the Christian dollar.
Here’s how Possibility Pictures describe their movie on the official site:
Tyler Doherty (TANNER MAGUIRE) is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. Surrounded by a loving family and community, and armed with the courage of his faith, he faces his daily battle against cancer with bravery and grace. To Tyler, God is a friend, a teacher and the ultimate pen pal—Tyler’s prayers take the form of letters, which he composes and mails on a daily basis.
The letters find their way into the hands of Brady McDaniels (JEFFREY S.S. JOHNSON), a beleaguered postman standing at a crossroads in his life…Now take a look at the trailer.
Okay, so it’s not just me, but Jeffrey S.S. Johnson really does look like Greg Kinnear in 1996’s mailman-takes-correspondence-from-the-Creator-flick Dear God, right?