Katie Holmes to Direct 'All We Had' Adaptation Written by Josh Boone
After making the leap from small screen success in series like "Dawson's Creek" to big films like Batman Begins and The Giver, actress Katie Holmes is ready for a new challenge in the world of film. Variety reports Holmes will now get behind the camera to make her directorial debut with All We Had, a mother-daughter centric drama based on the novel of the same name by Annie Weatherwax. And she'll have help from a recent big screen success with The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone adapting the book. Holmes picked up the rights to the book, the author's first, in July before it was even published. Read on!
The book tells the story of a mother and her 13-year old daughter, down on their luck on the brink of poverty, who find their luck might be changing when they end up in a small town called Fat River. There they meet a colorful array of quirky townies who make them comfortable in their new home, but their struggles are far from over. Sounds a little hokey, and Holmes isn't exactly the most accomplished actress to have the luxury of working with dozens of great directors (Christopher Nolan is obviously a good one), so we're not sure if she can pull this off. But she probably has a strong connection with the material because of her own daughter, so maybe Boone can help her out and turn this into a solid flick.