Perhaps it is a project aimed at helping her heal in the midst of her divorce from Tom Cruise, or maybe it's that great work can sprout from real life experience.
Whatever the reason, Katie Holmes is set to start working on a new film which centers around something she can now relate to: being the single mother of a daughter.
Thirty-three-year-old Holmes is set to start production next week on "Molly," according to a source via a People.com report, a film which she is said to have co-written and is co-producing.
Holmes has produced once before, according to her filmography on IMDB.com: She was an executive producer of a little-known romantic dramedy "The Romantics" (2010) in which she starred along with Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel. (The film was very narrowly released in only a few dozen theaters, grossing little more than $103 thousand.)
This new project, however, signifies Holmes' foray into writing, as she has no other writing credits listed in her body of existing work.
The film is shooting in New York City through roughly August, where Holmes and her daughter Suri have moved into an apartment.
Holmes and Cruise have released a joint statement through their respective reps regarding privacy around their impending divorce and child custody matters:
We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents.
Holmes recently finished working on "The Seagull," and is set to shoot romantic comedy "Responsible Adults" with Chace Crawford in the fall.
We contacted Holmes' rep to confirm the details around "Molly," but did not hear back in time for the publication of this report.