Katie Holmes' Presidential Role

Katie Holmes will portray Jackie Kennedy in a new mini-series.

The 'Batman Begins' actress will play the legendary First Lady in the eight-hour series 'The Kennedys' on The History Channel.

Greg Kinnear will star as President John F. Kennedy in the biographical dramatisation - which focuses on the years of his premiership between 1961 and his assassination in Texas in 1963 - and will be executively produced by Joel Surnow.

British star Tom Wilkinson will play family patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr. in the programmes, which are the first time the channel has forayed into making a scripted production.

The Kennedy dynasty has proved a popular subject for films recently, with Jeanne Tripplehorn playing Jackie in 2009 TV movie 'Grey Gardens' and Brit actress Rachel Weisz rumoured to be taking the role of the former First Lady in an upcoming big-screen biopic.

Katie Holmes is best known for her portrayal of Joey Potter in teenage drama series 'Dawson's Creek', and has seen a slow movie career since, starring in 'Thank You for Smoking' in 2005 and 'Mad Money' in 2008.


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