Actress THANDIE NEWTON is to step away from the camera to try her hand at writing screenplays.
The Crash star is following in her writer husband Ol Parker's footsteps by putting pen to paper for her first big screen project. And Newton insists she could be tempted to become a full-time writer - because the work schedule suits her busy lifestyle as a mum of two.
She says of her first movie, "It's a comedy feature film. It's been really nice to do that: be at home, be around the kids. It's just a really nice lifestyle - I've been doing other, smaller jobs to supplement it and so on.