Katie Holmes Lands First Acting Gig Since Split From Tom Cruise, Will Play Single Mom In 'Molly'

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Art is about to imitate life for Katie Holmes.

As reports surface that she's reached a divorce settlement with Tom Cruise, the actress is set to channel her single status on the big screen in Molly. The film, which Holmes co-wrote and will co-produce, starts filming in New York City as soon as next week.

How has the star been researching her role?

From museum excursions to child play-dates and ice-cream outings, Holmes has the perfect repertoire to hone her new role: a single mom caring for a young daughter. The film will shoot until the end of the summer.

But the former Dawson's Creek star's schedule won't slow down after that. The 33-year-old will dive straight into her next project, Responsible Adults, a romcom about a guy (played by Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford) who discovers his current crush babysat him 15 years earlier.

And her new career push doesn't end there. Holmes — who reportedly reached a divorce settlement with Cruise, 50, just two weeks after filing and asking sole legal custody of daughter Suri, 6 — is gearing up her first-ever show at New York Fashion Week this fall, when she will debut styles from her clothing line, Holmes & Yang.

Do you think the former Mrs. Cruise can get her career back on track? Sound off in the comments.

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