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Katie Holmes To Play Jackie Kennedy

Katie Holmes will portray Jackie Kennedy in an eight-hour mini-series based on the Kennedys that will air on the History channel.

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This will be the network’s first scripted miniseries. Greg Kinnear will play President John F. Kennedy and Barry Pepper will portray Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

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Tom Wilkinson will portray JFK’s father, the ballsy political powerhouse Ambassador Joe Kennedy, Sr.

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The lure of the Kennedys and their Camelot existence continues to intrigue audiences 40 years later.

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Everyone from Jaclyn Smith to Jeanne Tripplehorn to Jill Hennesy has played the mysterious first lady. 

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And it’s just been announced that British actress Rachel Weisz recently signed on to play Jackie in an upcoming film simply called Jackie.

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The History channel miniseries was announced on Wednesday and will premiere in 2011.