Katie Holmes - Jack O

Katie Holmes to play Jackie Kennedy Onassis


Katie Holmes - Jack O

The History Channel has announced that an eight-hour scripted mini-series based on the Kennedy family will star Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes.

The Hollywood pair will play the much loved John F Kennedy and, his wife Jacqueline.

Jacqueline Kennedy is one of the world’s most famous fashion icons and her style still resonates today. It is rather fitting that Katie Holmes, who has also become a go to celebrity for effortless style and glamour, will play this role.

Parallels are also been drawn between the Kennedy marriage and Katie’s marriage to superstar, Tom Cruise. Both Jacqueline and Katie stood by their husbands during personal and professional roller coasters.

The creator of “24”, Joel Surnow, will produce the series. The mini-series will tell the tale of the early years of JFK’s presidency before his assassination in 1963.

Barry Pepper, of “25th Hour” and “Saving Private Ryan” fame, will play his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Their father Ambassador Joe Kennedy, Sr will be played by British actor Tom Wilkinson, who is currently starring in “Ghost Writer”.

This will be the History Channel’s first scripted project and will premiere in 2011.


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: