Guess it really does pay to Mrs. Tom Cruise. Katie Holmes recently landed the coveted role of Jackie Kennedy in the History Channel’s upcoming eight-hour mini-series, The Kennedy’s.
Greg Kinnear will star as President John F. Kennedy, with Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson attached to play Robert F. Kennedy and family patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr., respectively.
The miniseries is the History Channel’s first foray into scripted drama. It will explore the family’s rise to prominence and JFK’s early years in office before his 1963 assassination.
24 creator Joel Surnow will executive-produce the project, which will to premiere in 2011.
The feature film Jackie, starring Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz as Jackie Kennedy, will also most likely be released in theaters next year. In Jackie, director Darren Aronofsky will focus on the days following President Kennedy’s assassination.
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