A little more than a decade ago, the self-help book, “The Secret,” became a worldwide phenomenon. And when we say phenomenon, we mean it, as the book appeared on the New York Times best-seller list for 190 weeks. Everywhere you looked, people were raving about this book that would change your life. Well, naturally, Hollywood came calling and now, “The Secret: Dare to Dream” is about to hit theaters.
And in the first trailer for ‘Dare to Dream,’ we see that the film definitely has that feel-good energy that made the book such a hit, as the story follows a young widow with three kids that comes across a mysterious man after a simple fender-bender. Instead of being mad, the man she rear-ended offers to fix her car for free, as well as her roof after a major storm. He then starts talking about this mysterious energy that attracts things that you can’t see or feel. As you might expect, the family thinks he’s a bit of a kook. But the real mystery of the film is what secret he has sealed in a manilla envelope that could change everything.
The film stars Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas. It’s directed by Andy Tennant, who co-wrote the script with Bekah Brunstetter and Rick Parks.
“The Secret: Dare to Dream” arrives in theaters on April 17.
Here’s the synopsis:
Based on the 2006 best-selling book The Secret, a global phenomenon which empowered millions to lead happier and more fulfilled lives, The Secret: Dare to Dream centers around Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes), a hard-working young widow struggling to raise three children on her own. A powerful storm brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), into her life. In just a few short days, Bray’s presence re-ignites the family’s spirit, but he carries a secret—and that secret could change everything. The groundbreaking book by Rhonda Byrne has sold over 34 million copies worldwide, has been translated into 50 languages and appeared on the New York Times best-seller list for 190 consecutive weeks.