Katie Holmes Moves to Director’s Chair for Mother-Daughter Story ‘All We Had’

Katie Holmes Directing All We Had
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Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut and star in the mother-daughter drama “All We Had,” based on the Annie Weatherwax novel.

Tribeca Prods. partner Jane Rosenthal will produce with VP of production Berry Welsh. Josh Boone, director of  “The Fault in Our Stars,” has come on board to adapt the script.

Holmes optioned “All We Had” in July and Scribner published the book, Weatherwax’s debut novel, on Aug. 5. The story centers on a mother and her 13-year-old daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.

“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,” said Holmes.

Holmes stars as a vigilante in dark comedy “Miss Meadows,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in November by Entertainment One. She’s also been filming the Helen Mirren drama “The Woman in Gold.”

Rosenthal’s producing credits include “The Good Shepherd,” “Rent,” “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers” and “Little Fockers.”

“Katie has such a clear vision for the book’s irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship,” Rosenthal said. “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.”

Holmes is repped by Untitled Entertainment, ICM, and Sloan, Offer, Weber and Dern. Both Rosenthal and Boone are repped by CAA.

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  1. opinions are subjective says:

    It’s so good to see Katie doing things again. She looked so sad and unhappy in her marriage. Tom was working all the time, mostly out of the country and she was surrounded by 10 family and cult members. I read she lost it when one of the Scientologist chided her when Katie corrected Suri for doing something she shouldn’t have been doing. The lady told her that they don’t scold children in Scientology. Katie didn’t want her kid to grow up to be a spoiled brat, but having some wacko tell her how to parent was the last straw. Their whole marriage his family and other Scientologist lived with them. It definitely didn’t turn out to be the fairy-tale she imagined as a child. I wish the rumors of Tom leaving the cult for his little daughter were true, but they probably are not. They tried to go after Leah Remini when she left, but it’s backfired. Lisa Marie Presley and many more started jumping ship, but Leah was a big loss for them. She belonged since she was 13, but they wanted to take control of her daughter and she and her hubby would never see her, so the whole family bolted. Now that’s a movie I’d watch. Anyway, Katie and her father were brilliant in getting her free and now she’s back doing what she loves and it’s a brilliant move to go into directing. There are so few women in the field. It sounds like a good story-line. *breaths* I definitely didn’t mean to type a book..sorry. :D

  2. Loni says:

    Good for Katie! Look forward to this project.

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