Katie Holmes' Next Movie Role: Single Motherhood

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As Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes prepare for their own personal "War of the Worlds" in divorce court, the Kat part of the TomKat equation is growling awfully loud via her new screen endeavor.

In a case of art sticking its middle finger at life, People reports that 33-year-old Holmes is co-writing and co-producing a new film titled "Molly," which follows a single mother and her daughter. How Suri-prising.

The sure-to-be controversial conversation stirrer will lens through August in New York City, where she and 6-year-old daughter Suri share a brand spanking new $12,000 a month apartment.

The Big Apple is also where Holmes' first court hearing for sole custody occurs on July 17, assuming Cruise and his top gun law team led by attorney Bert Fields don't tractor beam the case to California like some litigating Death Star.

However, recent reports from the Daily Mail indicate that legal teams from both camps are hashing out a full divorce settlement behind closed doors that covers properties, child support, visitation and joint custody of Suri. Sounds like Holmes' hardball tactics of filing while Cruise films "Oblivion" in Iceland, not to mention adding a cadre of body guards to her entourage, might pay off after all.

Holmes just completed filming on the still-untitled modern adaptation of Chekhov's "The Seagull" co-starring William Hurt, Allison Janney, Jean Reno and directed by Christian Camargo, a.k.a. Eleazar Denali in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."

In other TomKat divorce news, the pair have released a joint statement, per Us Weekly: "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing 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."