Katie to play JFK`s wife in telly mini-series

Updated: Apr 29, 2010, 17:46 PM IST

London: Katie Holmes will soon be seen stepping into the shoes of Jacqueline Kennedy for an American telly mini-series based on the life of assassinated US President John F Kennedy.

Little Miss Sunshine star Greg Kinnear will play John F Kennedy.

Brit actor Tom Wilkinson will portray the character of ambassador Joe Kennedy Sr, the family patriarch, with Canadian actor Barry Pepper taking up the role of JFK`s brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, reports a news daily.

The eight-hour series will appear on cable channel History in 2011.