Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to Katie Holmes‘ directorial debut, “All We Had,” which premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Holmes directed the movie, which is based on Annie Weatherwax’s 2014 novel of the same name. Holmes also stars in the film, alongside Stefania Owen, Luke Wilson, Richard Kind, Mark Consuelos, Judy Greer an
The film follows 15-year-old Ruthie Carmichael (Owen), who makes the best out of her mother’s (Holmes) bad luck. The two go from escaping from an abusive boyfriend to living out of their car and being flat out broke.
“As an actress, I have been honored to work on sets my entire career with directors who have inspired me,” Holmes said in a statement.
“I have always wanted to direct so that I could be not only a part of the process, but to bring a story to life from inception to completion. I was so fortunate on my directorial debut to be surrounded by an incredibly talented cast and crew that supported my vision. This was extremely gratifying to me as an artist and I cannot wait to direct my next film.”
Holmes is also a producer alongside Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Katie Mustard. James L. Dolan, Josh Boone and Jill Killington are serving as executive producers on the project, with the latter two having written the script for the film.
“All We Had” will be available in theaters and On Demand on Dec. 9. The deal was negotiated by Nolan Gallagher for Gravitas and ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.