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Warner Bros. Acquires Film Rights to ‘The First Phone Call From Heaven’ By Mitch Albom

albomWarner Bros. has snatched up the film rights to Mitch Albom’s novel, The First Phone Call From Heaven. HarperCollins released the book back in November 2013.

This will be the first time one of Albom’s books will be adapted into a feature film. Three of Albom’s other books, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and For One More Day, were turned into made-for-television movies.

Here’s more from Deadline: “The book opens on a morning in the small town of Coldwater, MI, when the phones start ringing and the voices say they are calling from heaven. While each call is greeted differently — some with love, some with religious zeal, some with fear — a grieving single father with an inquisitive and hopeful son takes it upon himself to uncover whether these callers are hoaxers, or they are really dialing long distance.”

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