News The Secret Is Becoming a Movie That Will Star Katie Holmes By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 9, 2017 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Remember 2006? Justin Timberlake tried (and succeeded) in bringing sexy back, we spent many a night yelling “No deal, Howie!” at our TV screens, aaaand we were introduced to the power (and heated controversy) of The Secret. Rhonda Byrne’s self-help book, which focuses ultimately on the overwhelming power of positive thinking, held a position on the New York Times’s bestseller list for more than three-and-a-half years after its release. The book, which applies the Law of Attraction to individuals’ thoughts and actions, caused a massive stir worldwide and succeeded in attracting both lifelong fans and vehement detractors. I read The Secret soon after its launch; 10 years later my dream of a Gilmore Girls revival came true … In my opinion, there’s a very clear correlation. Anyway, 11 years later it seems a new wave of Secret fervor is on its way. On Wednesday, it was announced that Katie Holmes would star in an adaptation of the bestseller. Being of the self-help nature, the book doesn’t follow a narrative, so it’s anyone’s guess what route the film’s writers are planning to take. We’re assuming it will fall in line with its loosely-adapted predecessors, like He’s Just Not That Into You and Mean Girls (inspired by Queen Bees and Wannabes). Brad Pitt’s Newest Project Already Has a Massive Fanbase Though we’re not sure what to expect from the film, there’s one thing of which we’re certain: This is one adaptation you’re not going to want to miss.