What happened to Katie Holmes?

I don’t think she was ever expected to be a superstar, but when she started out on Dawson’s Creek, she was some pretty hot stuff. 

She then “married” Tom Cruise, joined Scientology and was removed from Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. Since then she has turned into a living meme where you can’t tell if someone is 10 years old or 100.

Anyway, the trailer for her next career move, the awkwardly titled The Secret: Dare To Dream, has just dropped and despite looking like something made for the Hallmark Channel, will actually be released into theaters.

Miranda Wells is a hardworking young widow who’s struggling to raise three children on her own. A powerful storm soon brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man, Bray Johnson, into her life. In just a few short days, Bray’s presence reignites the family’s spirit — but he carries a secret that could change everything.

In addition to Holmes, the film also stars Josh Lucas and Jerry O’Connell. Andy Tennant, who has had a serviceable career as a director working on such romantic comedies as Reese Witherspoon’s Sweet Home Alabama and Jennifer Aniston’s The Bounty Hunter, is behind the camera.

Even though it looks like made for TV fare and you can tell what the big secret is halfway through the trailer, the reason this film is hitting theaters is because it is based on an extremely popular series of books written by Rhonda Byrne focusing on the laws of attraction. 

The Secret is but the first in an entire franchise of novels that your wife and her book club friends have gone gaga over. It has sold over 19 million copies worldwide since being published in 2006.

A film was already made in Australia based on it “consisting of a series of interviews designed to demonstrate the New Thought claim that everything one wants or needs can be satisfied by believing in an outcome, repeatedly thinking about it, and maintaining positive emotional states to “attract” the desired outcome.”

The book and film have generated over $300 million and has caught the attention of Oprah because that’s what all this new-age mumbo-jumbo does.

Your wife will probably make you see The Secret: Dare To Dream when it hits theaters April 17.