Perhaps lost in all the hoopla over Renée Zellweger’s reemergence last week was the news that she’s actually going to be making a new movie. The actress, who is best known for playing Bridget Jones and winning an Oscar for 2003’s Cold Mountain, will star in the upcoming faith-based film Same Kind of Different As Me, which started filming Monday in Mississippi. Zellweger has not been seen on the big screen since 2010’s horror film Case 39.
The low-budget “Heaven Is for Real” has outperformed “Transcendence” at the box office. Is this about overexposure for Johnny Depp; I’m sure there are plenty of folks who consider themselves starved for Johnny Depp movies, despite the fact that we get one to two a year on average;
The people behind the film adaptation of the bestselling book “Heaven Is for Real" faced that challenge head on. Author Todd Burpo told the true story of his 4-year-old son Colton who suffered a life-threatening illness and survived. After his recovery, Colton regaled his family and community with his memories of crossing over to the other side, including details of deceased relatives he never knew. For the role of Colton in the movie adaptation, the filmmakers had to find a boy with presence and depth that belied his very young age.