Breakthrough and Miracles From Heaven producer DeVon Franklin and his Franklin Entertainment are developing a feature film based on Michael Todd’s New York Times bestseller Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex with Amazon Studios. Michael Elliot (Brown Sugar) and Cory Tynan (Woman Thou Art Loosed) will write the script.
Relationship Goals is a candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship that encourages readers to get real about their goals. The book is based on Todd’s viral, multimillion-view sermon series about dating, marriage and sex. Relationship Goals spent 13 straight weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and debuted at No. 1 on Amazon. The musical single “Relationship Goals (Revelation)” reached No. 10 on Billboard’s R&B chart.
Franklin is producing the project under his Franklin Entertainment. Katarina Hicks will oversee for the project for the company.
Franklin has a first-look deal at Paramount Pictures. The Franklin Entertainment president and CEO is currently in production on Flamin’ Hot for Searchlight, being directed by Eva Longoria. His 2019 faith-based feature Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz grossed more than $50 million worldwide on a $14M production cost, while Miracles From Heaven grossed over $73M WW off a $13M production budget.
Additionally, he also produced the animated film The Star. The former Columbia Pictures VP, who was behind such Will Smith hits as The Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock and Seven Pounds, serves as a Governor-At-Large for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors.
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SOURCE: Deadline, Anthony D’Alessandro