PopGoesTheNews.com >> Katie Holmes is spending the summer in Toronto. The actress – and tabloid target – has signed on to play Jacqueline Kennedy in the miniseries The Kennedys for U.S. cable channel History and Canada's History Television.
Greg Kinnear, who shot 2008's Flash of Genius in Toronto, will play President John F. Kennedy and Canadian actor Barry Pepper is set to portray his brother Robert Kennedy. British star Tom Wilkinson will play family patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr.
The eight-hour miniseries, which is scheduled to shoot June 7 to Sept. 24 with Ottawa native Jon Cassar (24) as director, will air in 2011. It has been the subject of considerable controversy.
While Holmes will likely fly south when she's not working in Toronto, her daughter Suri and husband Tom Cruise could spend some time in the city. Cruise frequently visited then-wife Nicole Kidman in Toronto while she filmed 1995's To Die For and famously earned his pilot's license in the city. This will be Holmes' first movie project in Toronto, where Cruise made 1988's Cocktail.
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