Last month, we told you Katie Holmes optioned the mother-daughter tale All We Had by Annie Weatherwax. Now, she has been set to make the adaptation her directorial debut, and she also will star.

Jane Rosenthal has boarded the project to produce, and The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone will adapt. It’s about a mother and daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small-town America. Scribner released the novel Aug. 5. Rosenthal will produce along with VP Production Berry Welsh. Holmes will also produce.

“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, who’s repped by Untitled Entertainment and ICM. Boone is repped by CAA.