15/09/2014 07:47 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Katie Holmes Has A New Job

Katie Holmes is set to try her hand at directing.

The actress will produce and star in a film based on All We Had by Annie Weatherwax, a novel which portrays the difficulties of being a single parent.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Actress Katie Holmes, 'The Giver', attends the 2nd Annual Lexus Short Films 'Life is Amazing' New York premiere presented by The Weinstein Company and Lexus at SVA Theater on August 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

Following her split with Tom Cruise back in 2012, 35-year-old Holmes has raised their 8-year-old daughter Suri alone so this new role is pretty close to her heart.

Katie even managed to get the rights to the novel in July, a month before the book was released to the public.

Co-producer Jane Rosenthal spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about Katie's new project and credited her "clear vision for the book's irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship."