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Katie Holmes To Play Jackie O

The History Channel has revealed the cast for its eight-hour The Kennedys miniseries, due in 2011: Greg Kinnear will play John F. Kennedy Jr., Barry Pepper will portray Robert Kennedy, Tom Wilkinson will play Joe Kennedy Sr. and, yes, Katie Holmes will take on the role of Jackie Kennedy. In response to this news, Rachel Weisz, who will be playing the icon in the upcoming film Jackie, cackled and said, “Frankly, I’d be more threatened by Suri.” [HR]

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