Katie Holmes has been keeping her second feature film as a director under wraps. Per Deadline, the actor has reportedly wrapped production on the film, a currently untitled romance set in Connecticut.
Holmes is also starring in the film alongside Jim Sturgess, Melissa Leo, and Zosia Mamet. The film revolves around two strangers, embroiled in bad relationships, who wind up in the same upstate New York Airbnb. They’re forced to confront quarantine and their disdain for one another, but may soon realise they also have a deep connection, too.
Holmes also penned the script and is also producing alongside Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions. She said in a statement: “I am so grateful to have been supported in telling a story about this particular time in all of our lives and I am proud to be a part of this team of creatives”.
Holmes previously directed the 2016 drama All We Had, which was set during the 2008 worldwide financial crisis and focused on a single mother – played by Holmes – and her teenage daughter, who try to find hope for the future when they move to a small Midwestern town.
She last starred in supernatural horror film Brahms: The Boy II and drama The Secret: Dare To Dream. Both films were released last year.
It’s unusual for a movie star to have a film in production that even Deadline doesn’t know about, so Holmes must have done a pretty excellent job of keeping the film a secret. Expect this to be one of many movies that use the pandemic and living in quarantine as a backdrop over the next few years.