WATCH: Jennifer Garner Pleads with God in Upcoming Faith-Based Movie

November 16th, 2015 11:44 AM

In her first movie since splitting with actor Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner searches for some faith.

Based on a true story, the upcoming film Miracles from Heaven stars 43-year-old Garner as Christy Beam, a mother who fights for the life of her young daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) after she is diagnosed with a terminal digestive disorder.

“Free her from this. Can you even hear me?” Garner pleads, looking up into the sky, in the newly released trailer.

After Anna takes a 30-foot fall from a tree in a horrific accident, she says that she visited Heaven and saw Jesus while unconscious. When Anna woke up, she was miraculously cured.

Garner wanted a part in the film as soon as she read Christy Beam’s best-selling memoir, the movie’s inspiration.

"I stayed awake all night after reading Miracles from Heaven," Garner told People magazine. "There was something about this family, this mother and daughter, and this telling of the story that I felt I just had to be a part of." 

Today, Christy Beam’s real-life 13-year-old daughter Annabel, is healthy and takes no medication.

Annabel described the experience on Fox & Friends:

"I believe that I was cured because ... I asked Jesus if I could stay with him, and he said, 'No, Annabel, I have plans for you on Earth that you cannot fulfill in heaven ... Whenever I send you back, there will be nothing wrong with you.'"

Miracles from Heaven hits theaters just before Easter, on March 18. From the producers of Heaven is for Real, the film also stars big names Queen Latifah and Martin Henderson (Everest).