Holmes playing Jackie Kennedy

Updated: Jul 01, 2010, 20:12 PM IST

Washington: Katie Holmes will now be seen as the legendary First Lady Jackie Kennedy in new mini-series ‘The Kennedy’s.’

The actress has started filming for the mini series, due to air on The History Channel in 2011.

Holmes will star alongside Greg Kinnear, who is playing tragic president John F. Kennedy.

"It’s uncanny how much Katie looked like Jackie. I did a double take," Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.

The series will look at the years in the run-up to the late president’s assassination in 1963.