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Katie Holmes to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in New Miniseries

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 28th 2010 5:14PM
Katie HolmesKatie Holmes will return to the small screen to portray one of the most iconic women in American history.

According to Variety, Holmes, who rose to fame on the WB teen drama 'Dawson's Creek,' has been cast as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 'The Kennedys,' an eight-hour miniseries set to air on History in 2011.

Also joining the cast: Greg Kinnear ('As Good as it Gets,' 'Little Miss Sunshine'), as President John F. Kennedy, Barry Pepper, as Senator Robert Kennedy, and two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson ('In the Bedroom,' "Michael Clayton'), who will play their father, Joe Kennedy Sr.Katie HolmesKatie Holmes will return to the small screen to portray one of the most iconic women in American history.

According to Variety, Holmes, who rose to fame on the WB teen drama 'Dawson's Creek,' has been cast as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 'The Kennedys,' an eight-hour miniseries set to air on History in 2011.

Also joining the cast: Greg Kinnear ('As Good as it Gets,' 'Little Miss Sunshine'), as President John F. Kennedy, Barry Pepper, as Senator Robert Kennedy, and two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson ('In the Bedroom,' "Michael Clayton'), who will play their father, Joe Kennedy Sr.

Jon Cassar Steve Kronish of '24' will direct and write the miniseries, respectively, from executive producer Joel Surnow.

This will a major role for Holmes, whose career stalled briefly after she was replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal in the 'Batman Begins' sequel, 'The Dark Knight.'

Next up for Holmes is the big screen dramedy 'The Romantics,' opposite Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel

Meanwhile, as Moviefone previously reported, Oscar winner Rachel Weisz ('The Constant Gardener') is also set to portray Jackie O on the big screen in the aptly titled 'Jackie,' from her husband-director, Darren Aronofsky.

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shirley

Its too bad she can't act. Jackie K was a fantastic woman and to have Katie try to play her is wrong wrong wrong. KH can't act her way out of a paper bag. The only reason she's playing this part is because of TC no other reason.

July 01 2010 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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