Katie Holmes to Direct 'All We Had' Adaptation

The actress first optioned Annie Weatherwax's debut novel this summer, but was originally assumed to be producing.

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Dawson may have wanted to be a director, but years after they left the creek, Joey's taking the reins.

As Entertainment Weekly reported, Katie Holmes will be stepping into the director's chair. The project in question: an adaptation of Annie Weatherwax's All We Had.

The novel, which focuses on a mother-daughter pair skirting the poverty line and getting by with help from strangers, was just published last month. When Holmes optioned it, it seemed as though she'd be producing. Instead, she's chosen to make this her directorial debut.

The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone will be writing the adaptation, while About a Boy producer Jane Rosenthal will take on the production side.

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

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