The Girl Next Door
Katie Holmes to Make Directorial Debut and Star in "All We Had"
"Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone will pen the script
by Rebecca Ford
Katie Holmes is making the move into the director's chair with the adaptation of the book All We Had, which she optioned in July.
Holmes will also star in her directorial debut, which centers on a mother (Holmes) and her 13-year-old daughter, who live together on the edge of poverty.
Jane Rosenthal (Little Fockers) has signed on to produce the project, and The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone will pen the script.
"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.
All We Had, which is Annie Weatherwax's debut novel, hit shelves in August. When Holmes optioned it, it was assumed that she would produce and most likely star, but the Miss Meadows actress has also decided to direct it. Berry Welsh, vp of production, will produce along 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 everyday, 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. Her other recent projects include The Giver and The Woman In Gold. She's repped by Untitled Entertainment, ICM and Sloan, Offer.
Boone directed the 2014 teen cancer drama Fault in Our Stars, which was a breakout hit at the box office. He previously wrote and directed Stuck in Love, and he's attached to direct The Stand. He's repped by CAA, as is Rosenthal.
All We Had is expected for release sometime in 2016.