Katie Holmes Returns to Series TV in Richard LaGravenese Drama
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway vet Katie Holmes will make her return to television in a currently untitled ABC drama from scribe Richard LaGravenese. She joins previously announced cast member Rufus Sewell. If the project is picked up to series it will mark the star's first scripted series regular role since Dawson's Creek.
The project will be set in New York City and will follow "the love and rivalry between two equally matched, powerful socialites who play out their obsessive attraction to and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others."
Holmes is set to portray 'Ann', described as "a Audrey Hepburn-esque well-bred woman, who together with her husband Phillip, (Sewell) runs a philanthropic foundation that helps bring clean water to African villages. Childless, she thinks she'd like to raise a family, but she can't get her philanthropic husband to settle down in one spot for very long. Margot and Philip make a BET to reveal the lie of true love by destroying Ann's perfect marriage."
LaGravenese will write the script and serve as executive producer of the ABC Studios pilot alongside Erwin Stoff, Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur. Taylor Hackford will direct the pilot.
Holmes began her career in the role of Joey Potter on The WB teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. Since Dawson's Creek, she has taken on movie roles such as Batman Begins, The Ice Storm, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Abandon. Her other TV credits include How I Met Your Mother, The Kennedys and Eli Stone.
She has also played on Broadway in a production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons and had various guest roles on television programs such as How I Met Your Mother.
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