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Katie Holmes: 'Mania Days' Set for New Spike Lee Film!

Katie Holmes: 'Mania Days' Set for New Spike Lee Film!

Katie Holmes walks to her trailer on the set of her new film Mania Days on Wednesday (April 10) in the East Village neighborhood of New York City.

The 34-year-old actress is reportedly starring in the film about “a manic depressive rapper (Luke Kirby) who gets involved with a manic depressive poet (Holmes) in a passionate affair that results in a pregnancy.”

The film will be directed by newcomer Paul Dalio and produced by Spike Lee.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Katie Holmes’ role in the movie Mania Days?

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82 Responses to “Katie Holmes: 'Mania Days' Set for New Spike Lee Film!”

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  1. 1
    Ev Says:

    Title made it seems as if Spike Lee was directing.

  2. 2
    Nathan Says:

    This is awesome!!! I was hoping Katie would get a new part soon and she looks beautiful too. :)

  3. 3
    YIB Says:

    hahaha really?
    she looks young here

  4. 4
    Cece Says:

    Her landing any part is always a mystery. I wish her well, but girl can’t act to save her life.

  5. 5
    K-FLOP - Black Hole Says:

    Well, that explains Holmes & Lee photo op at the New York Observer 25th Anniversary Party.

    It’s not listed on imdb – Sounds like another “Untitled Christian Camargo” type project/production.

    We’ll see.

    Haven’t watched anything by Spike Lee since 25th Hour (Ed Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman) and haven’t heard of or seen anything from Paul Dalio.

    Found this tidbit online –

    Spike Lee is reportedly going to produce the feature film directorial debut of the son of hedge fund manager Ray Dalio.

    Ray Dialo runs the $80 billion Bridgewater Hedge Fund, and is said to be a heavy contributor to charities created by Jennifer Lopez and David Lynch.

    His son, Paul Dalio is the one with the filmmaking aspirations; already a TV producer (and a graduate of NYU’s MFA program like Spike Lee), Paul will make his feature film debut with a film called Mania Days, which centers on “a manic depressive rapper who gets involved with a manic depressive poet in a passionate affair that results in a pregnancy.”

    Sounds like some heavy ish, yo!

    Spike’s involvement will reportedly be “on a hands-on basis,” as he oversees the entire project. So this should be a first; Spike is rarely hands-on as a producer on films that aren’t his own.

    I should note that Dalio also is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program like Spike.

    Of course, I’m guessing financing for Mania Days will come from pappa Dalio’s bank account. And by the way, Mamma Dalio is rich too; she’s a direct descendant of the Vanderbilt-Whitney families.

  6. 6
    Anne Says:

    @K-FLOP – Black Hole:

    You are obsessed with Katie Holmes. Have a life and forget the other. She’s beautiful, talented and will win. Believe me, the flight of the script katie divorce Cruise will be good for the next time he will act differently. It is childish, spoiled and crazy. After the scare he’ll wake up.

  7. 7
    Anne Says:

    Where is Suri ticket meal, Hamlet, Annie, Sincerely concerned..

  8. 8
    Keran Says:

    Oooh! POPEYE got her grove back, all the way back to Dawson’s Creek. hahaha!

  9. 9
    Mollyme Says:

    Katie should just go back to acting school and learn how to act. Her acting is just embarrassing. When will they learn that being married/divorced from Tom Cruise doesn’t mean people will run out to see a movie with Katie in it.

  10. 10
    Mike Says:

    I can’t wait to see it! I really enjoy Katie on screen.

  11. 11
    Anne Says:


    Popeye? She is beaultiful

  12. 12
    Hazey Says:

    Exciting. Look forward to seeing it. Good on her.

  13. 13
    danielle Says:

    I wish her luck. I don’t think she has the talent or range to convincingly portray a Manic-Depressive poet. She flopped big time in that horror film in terms of being believable. Good luck Katie.

  14. 14
    Suri the meal ticket Says:

    LOL, really!

  15. 15
    Suri the meal ticket Says:

    KHo plays a mania depressive poet? Another stampede to the exit! Remember Son of No One? That’s OK, Suri’s child support can pay for a lot of cupcakes.

  16. 16
    Sincerely concerned Says:

    @danielle: Au contrare mon Cheri; if she puts it all out there, she’ll nail it! She already has that “affected/twisted” look so many people post about. Now, she just needs to channel it.

  17. 17
    Sincerely concerned Says:

    I just hope that she has access to an acting coach to help her dig deep because, this is a perfect part for her to nail. I’d hate for her to screw it up!!!!

  18. 18
    Susie#1 Says:

    Does Spike Lee actually realize who he’s hired? His actors really become their characters, and she doesn’t have the ability to do that. Will he be the courageous one to finally say “Katie, get some training in acting, then come see me.” He doesn’t suffer fools – at all!

  19. 19
    rubyz Says:

    More than a little surprised that Holmes would be cast in a role that sounds like it requires some REAL acting.

  20. 20
    Yassine Says:

    Beautiful as always, she is getting back her career on track, wishing all the best for Katie, show them who you really are Katie ;).

  21. 21
    Yassine Says:


    Yes and here she is make-up free, can’t believe it, she looks like a teenager!

  22. 22
    annie Says:

    Katie is a very underestimated actress, she’s done good work, and she will once again get roles that suit her.
    Anything a little complicated suits her very much, this sounds better than Responsible Adults, she’s not a comedic actress.
    She got the breakout award for Disturbing Behaviour…she played a bit of a bad girl who came good.
    Played well in Ice Storm compicated again .
    Abandon , where she killed a few people, was written especially for her. Katie was fantastic in the scene where she goes for a job interview, and the close up was gorgeous.
    .so was the teen movie Teaching Mrs Tingle. Kevin Williamson creator of DC wrote it especially for her.
    Regardles of the fact that he’s gay, there are some lovely pics of them together, and you can see they cared for each other, glad he’s back in her life.
    Pieces of April is a little gem of a movie, DC only gave her 10 days off(she was in every scene for nearly 6 yrs), and only had a budget of$300,000.
    Even tho she was only in Wonder Boys for 10 mins she got a good write up as the obsessed student to Micheal Douglas…she had the hots for him in the movie.
    Nobody ever said anything bad about her, never wrote anything bad about her, she only used to get compliments, and was liked by everyone.
    She’ll get back on track again, and I think people still believe in her, more offers will come her way again.
    Now that Suri is in school , you can see she’s trying to keep it all New York. Might be a bit hard for her in that respect.
    I have a lot of time for Katie, she’s made some unwise decisions, but I honestly believe she’ll come good !
    You people contradict yourselves so badly, he must have thought she’s ok to put her in his movie, to begin with.

  23. 23
    Yassine Says:


    You forgot Batman Begins, pretty hotter than Maggie Gyllenhaal who was not bad but not attractive, this is why I was a bit disappointed when she turned down TDK (well not really her choice: tell me who on earth whould prefer to play MM than TDK which was one of the most success in Hollywood? Those of you who think she made personally her choice should see do a RMI) and why I prefer BB than TDK.

  24. 24
    Yassine Says:

    *Prettier and hotter
    **shoud do a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

  25. 25
    Yassine Says:


    I actually feel the opposite, Katie can act, Spike Lee wouldn’t let her the risk if she couldn’t. Katie knows he expects a lot from her so this gain of confidence will be her best power. Go Katie.

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