The story of a 2-year-old boy miraculously recalling memories from the life of baseball legend Lou Gehrig is being released as both a book later this month and a future film being brought to the big screen by producer DeVon Franklin.
The book, The Boy Who Knew Too Much: An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy's Past-Life Memories, tells the true story of toddler Christian Haupt and his mother Cathy who wrote about the experiences that shook her Christian faith.
"At the tender age of two, baseball prodigy Christian Haupt began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and '30s. From riding cross-country on trains, to his fierce rivalry with Babe Ruth, Christian described historical facts about the life of American hero and baseball legend Lou Gehrig that he could not have possibly known at the time," a description of the book reads. "Distraught by her son's uncanny revelations, Christian's mother, Cathy, embarked on a sacred journey of discovery that would shake her beliefs to the core and forever change her views on life and death. In this compelling and heartwarming memoir, Cathy Byrd shares her remarkable experiences, the lessons she learned as she searched to find answers to this great mystery, and a story of healing in the lives of these intertwined souls."
While the book is slated for a March 21 release, 20th Century Fox is readying a big screen adaptation of the story. Hollywood producer and minister DeVon Franklin("Miracles From Heaven") has the rights to the movie through his Franklin Entertainment production imprint, Deadline reports.
Franklin received a copy of the book from director and producer Christopher Broughton who will help bring the film into fruition with his own Broughton Entertainment company. Randy Brown ("Miracles From Heaven") will help write the script for the big screen adaptation of Byrd's book.
As of press time, the film studio has not announced when the film is scheduled to hit theaters.