Diaspora: DeVon Franklin To Develop Michael Todd’s ‘Relationship Goals’ At Amazon Studios
The New York Times bestseller will be adapted as a feature film.
The acclaimed producer behind hits Breakthrough and Miracles From Heaven, DeVon Franklin, and his Franklin Entertainment, has set up the film development of Michael Todd’s New York Times bestseller Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex at Amazon Studios.
Relationship Goals is a candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship that encourages readers to get real about their goals. The book is based on Todd’s viral, multimillion-view sermon series about dating, marriage and sex. Relationship Goals spent 13 straight weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and opened at №1 on Amazon. The musical single Relationship Goals (Revelation) reached №10 on Billboard’s R&B chart.
Franklin is producing the project under his production banner Franklin Entertainment. Katarina Hicks will oversee the project for the company. Michael Elliot (Brown Sugar) and Cory Tynan (Woman Thou Art Loosed) will write the script.
Franklin produced the 2019 faith-based feature Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz, which grossed more than $50 million worldwide on a $14M production cost, while Miracles From Heaven grossed over $73 million on a $13M production budget.
Todd is the lead pastor of Transformation Church. His style of ministry and communication have drawn the support of the likes of Stephen Curry, Redman, KevonStage, Bishop TD Jakes and others. Outside pulpit ministry, Todd is also a musical artist and producer. His new book, Crazy Faith, is set to be released in September.
Franklin is represented by WME and attorney John Meigs at Hansen Jacobsen. Writers, Elliot & Tynan, are represented by The Cartel (Corey Ackerman & Ryan Saul) and attorney Adam Cooper at Jackoway Austen. Todd is represented by attorney R. Vaughn Gill.