Tom Cruise's new girlfriend Katie Holmes has replaced Sienna Miller as ANDY
WARHOL's muse Edie Sedgwick in forthcoming movie FACTORY GIRL.
Earlier this week (begs09MAY05) British newspapers reported Jude Law's
fiancee Miller has been dumped from the production in favour of a "bigger
name", although the English beauty claims the film clashed with her role in a
production of AS YOU LIKE IT.
Factory Girl director George Hickenlooper admits he had lunch with Holmes
in Los Angeles on Thursday (12MAY05) to discuss the possibility of her playing
the druggie Sedgwick, who died of an overdose of barbiturates in 1971.
Hickenlooper enthuses, "Katie is not too different from Edie, who arrived
in New York as young, innocent, looking for excitement."
Australian actor Guy Pearce is set to play the legendary artist, with rock
couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale playing Factory girl RICHIE BERLIN and
GERARD MALANGA respectively.