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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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