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Katie Holmes to Play Jackie Kennedy

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Apr. 29 2010, Published 1:30 p.m. ET

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Katie Holmes is already the queen of Hollywood but now she's about to become an iconic first lady — Jackie Kennedy.

Mrs Tom Cruise has signed on to play Jacqueline Kennedy in The Kennedys, an upcoming History Channel miniseries about the political dynasty, reports E! Online.

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Greg Kinnear will play JFK himself, Tom Wilkinson will portray patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr and Flags of Our Fathers actor Barry Pepper will be Robert F. Kennedy.

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The Kennedys will be the cable network's first foray into scripted miniseries and Katie will be following in a long line of actresses who've played the 1960s icon including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Roma Downey.

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