Katie Holmes to Make Directorial Debut and Star in ‘All We Had’

“The Fault in our Stars” director Josh Boone will write the adaptation of the Annie Weatherwax novel

Last Updated: September 11, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Katie Holmes is making The Leap.

After 17 years in front of the camera, the 35-year-old actress will make her directorial debut with an adaptation of artist Annie Weatherwax’s new novel “All We Had,” which will be scripted by “The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone.

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Holmes will also star in the film, which focuses on a mother and daughter struggling to stay out of poverty and “find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.”

Tribeca’s Jane Rosenthal has come aboard to produce alongside Holmes and Berry Welsh.

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“I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with Jane and Josh on this project and look so forward to bringing Annie’s incredible characters to the screen,” Holmes said in a statement. The film will begin production

Holmes has been busy as of late, having just starred in the YA adaptation “The Giver” and pulp thriller “Miss Meadows.” She is also due to star in the upcoming dramas “Mania Days” and “Woman in Gold.”

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