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After signing on to star in an adaptation of the book "All We Had," actress Katie Holmes will also make her directorial debut with the project -- and she's getting some "Fault in Our Stars" power to help out.

Holmes optioned the Annie Weatherwax book -- about a single mother and her 13-year-old daughter living in poverty -- earlier this summer with an eye to play the lead and also produce. But the actress has since decided to take on the directing job as well.

And Holmes now has a big name on her team to write the screenplay: Josh Boone, who directed this summer's hit teen cancer drama "The Fault in Our Stars." Boone is making waves in Hollywood lately, since he's also attached to direct the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand."

"Katie has such a clear vision for the book's irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship," said co-producer Jane Rosenthal in a statement. "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."

Stay tuned for more details.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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