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Katie Holmes is Jackie Kennedy in New Miniseries

Katie Holmes is Jackie Kennedy in New Miniseries

Katie Holmes is set to play First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in History Channel’s new eight-hour scripted miniseries, The Kennedys.

The 31-year-old actress would play the on-screen wife of Greg Kinnear, who has signed on to star as President John F. Kennedy .

According to Variety, Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan) will play Robert Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson (John Adams) will appear as family patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr..

The Kennedys will air in 2011 on The History Channel.

FYI: It was also recently announced that Rachel Weisz would also be playing the role of Jackie Kennedy in a full feature film.

WHO DO YOU THINK will portray a better Jackie Kennedy — KATIE HOLMES or RACHEL WEISZ?

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# 1

I think the producers need to go back to the drawing board for actors and actresses.

# 2

Horrible choice. The girl simply cannot ACT.

So many others would have been perfect.

However, the television mini-series is where Holmes belongs.

# 3

OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …gross.

# 4
African Girl @ 04/28/2010 at 5:01 pm

Yeah in the right clothes and accessories, KH has a passing resemblance to JK. The real question is…Does she have the acting chops for such a meaty role? I believe we all know the answer to that.

# 5

I agree, terrible choice. I also don’t sgree with Greg Kinnear but I think he will pull it off.

# 6

what in the HELL? My mind is blown right now. She is NOT a good actress and I am really starting to wonder why and how her career is going better than Tom’s career.

# 7
moshimoshi @ 04/28/2010 at 5:05 pm

Yeah, I agree with African Girl. They both slightly resemble John and Jackie Kennedy. But as far as the acting goes……. *gags*

# 8

Its not just Katie, the entire cast is ridiculous. I disagree that you have to look exactly like the real person you are playing, as long as you do their life story a justice like only a good actress can. Good luck to Holmes, it will be hella hard!

Rachel Weisz will be fabulous: she’ll have the grace, the poise… can’t wait! I can definitely wait for Katie Holmes’ robot bride-acting though.

Rachel Weisz will be wonderful! She looks exactly like Jackie! Katie will be awful.. looks nothing like Jackie Kennedy and she’s a terrible actress.

It IS the History Channel.

A well respected channel that will make a respected documentary

We can assume a REAL actress would never seek work on the History Channel.

Rachel Weisz will definetly be much better than Katie Homes
for one she has actual Talent and i think she lookes more like Jackie Kennedy than Katie Holmes

but i guess not we can see just how much she can get becase is she with Tom Cruise…not because she worked so hard for it like other people do

Katie can’t act!!! Rachel will be better by leaps and bounds…

LMAO–BLASPHEMOUS

I think the casting is horrible. No way is Katie Jackie O!

Trying to compare Katie Holmes to Rachel Weisz is like trying to compare Pewee Herman to Marlon Brandon, No contest.

I always thought Katie Holmes resembled Jackie, we’ll see how she does.

i think katie will do a great job.

pr person @ 04/28/2010 at 5:36 pm

OMG! Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy?! What a joke!!! Do they want people to watch this miniseries? If so.. they should seriously rethink that casting choice. -gag- is right!

i think this is a joke!!!!

Valéria Muccillo @ 04/28/2010 at 5:41 pm

Katie Holmes é perfeita para o papel de Jacqueline. è tão bonita quanto.

I really enjoyed the cast choice.
I think that Katie is great to the part !

WHY IS IT THAT NEARLY ALL THE PEOPLE WHO READ THIS SITE ARE ANTI-KATIE HOLMES ? IF YOU ALL DISLIKE HER SO MUCH, WHY WASTE YOUR TIME READING ABOUT HER? SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL, DOWN TO EARTH WOMAN WITH NO SUPER STAR MESS UPS AND SHE IS A GOOD WIFE, DEVOTED MOTHER AND A GREAT ACTRESS !

@ Tim Gunn
Talk about contridicting yourself !
As for the rest of you , she has work coming from everywhere, talk about variety——–guess what ——–another dance routine is coming up soon, honestly can’t wait for all you to let loose. Katie H olmes is very much in demand, is doing very well, and has her co stars admiration an respect.
Katie is gorgeous, is married , has a beautiful child, does her own thing and lives her life. Really, you haters, you don’t count too much in the scheme of things———-so go on hating . The more nasty things you say , it seems the higher her star rises. Go Katie!

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