Queen Latifah is set to star in upcoming drama Hope’s Wish, an inspirational true story adapted from the book, Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True, according to Deadline.

When 12-year-old Hope Stout is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, she makes it her duty to make the wishes of 155 other sick children come true with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the city of Charlotte, NC.

Laurie Collyer will direct the picture, which begins production April 9.