Katie Holmes Starts Work On Directorial Debut.

Posted: Sep 11 2014, 3:02pm CDT | by


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Katie Holmes Starts Work On Directorial Debut.
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The Actress Will Also Star In The Upcoming Film.

Katie Holmes is branching out from acting to the director's chair in her new adaptation of the book "All We Had," which she optioned earlier this year in July.

The 35-year-old actress will also star as the mother in the film; which centers around her character and her 13-year-old daughter, who live together while struggling with poverty. The duo will showcase how strong a mother/daughter bond is while having to face homelessness and hunger in the search for a better life.

Jane Rosenthal has signed on with Holmes to produce the project, and "The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone will write the script for the movie.

"I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with Jane and Josh on this project and so look forward to bringing Annie's incredible characters to screen," Holmes said in a statement.

Annie Weatherwax wrote "All We Had" as her debut novel, which hit store shelves in August. Questions arose when Holmes decided to option the book on whether she would act or solely direct the movie, but has since let audiences know she will do both in playing the mother role that the book is based on. Berry Welsh, vp production, will produce with Holmes and Rosenthal.

"Katie has such a clear vision for the book's irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship. Her passion for the material, along with Josh Boone's ability to tell stories grounded in the comedy and drama of every day, will truly bring these characters to life," said Rosenthal in a statement.

Holmes' latest acting project, Miss Meadows, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters on Nov. 14.

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