Holmes, 35, the ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise who is appearing in
"The Giver" currently in movie theaters, will play the mother in
the drama about a poor woman and her daughter living on the edge
of poverty who find a home in small town America.
Jane Rosenthal, a co-founder of New York's Tribeca Film Festival
with actor Robert DeNiro, will produce the film with Holmes and
Berry Welsh, vice president of production and development at
Tribeca Productions. "The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh
Boone will pen the script.
"Katie has such a clear vision for the book's irreverent,
original mother-daughter relationship," Rosenthal said in a
"All We Had," Weatherwax's first novel, follows a mother and her
teenage daughter as their landlord kicks them out of their home
and they take off in a battered car looking for a better life.
Holmes found fame in the 1990s with TV series "Dawson's Creek,"
and recently appeared in the film "Miss Meadows" and "Days and
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy)
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