Katie Holmes is returning to television.
The Dawson’s Creek alum will star in ABC’s untitled Richard LaGravenese drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set in New York City, the drama revolves around 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 will play Ann, a well-bred woman who is described as Audrey Hepburn-esque. She and her husband run 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. Meanwhile, socialite couple Margot and Philip make a bet to reveal the lie of true love by destroying Ann’s perfect marriage.
Holmes co-stars opposite Rufus Sewell, who is set as Philip. LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios pilot alongside Erwin Stoff, Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur. Taylor Hackford will direct the pilot, which will film in New York.
Should the drama get picked up to series, it would mark Holmes’ first scripted series regular role since Dawson’s Creek launched her career. Repped by ICM Partners, Untitled and Sloane Offer, her credits also include Batman Begins, Wonder Boys and Pieces of April. On the small screen, she has appeared in How I Met Your Mother, The Kennedys and Eli Stone.
It was only a few years ago that Katie Holmes was able to cross “launch a fashion line” off her bucket list. But, as her rep has recently confirmed, Holmes & Yang, the collection designed by the actress and her stylist Jeanne Yang, is now no more.
Debuting in 2009, the line was greeted with excitement by the industry and fans, selling at both Barneys and Harvey Nichols, reports British Vogue. However, the designers did not present a new collection last Fashion Week, and it’s no longer stocked in stores, either. The reason for the split between Holmes and Yang is unclear, but there is one factor that seems possible: location. Katie resides in New York with daughter Suri, while Yang is in Los Angeles.
It’s possible, though, that the split might be due to a shift in Holmes’ priorities. The actress has been busy in recent years raising her 7-year-old daughter and revisiting her acting career — and she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Holmes is set to wrap three films in 2014. And, while some suggest that more personal differences came between Yang and the actress, these rumors haven’t been confirmed. For now, be sure to hold on to whatever Holmes & Yang gems you may have purchased over the years — they’re now a thing of the past. (British Vogue)
It’s Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise against the world.
Since ending her marriage to Tom Cruise in the summer of 2012, Holmes has been living in a $12,500-a-month apartment in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. The actress’ 7-year-old daughter currently attends a posh private school, and 35-year-old Holmes briefly appeared on Broadway. In a way, relocating from California to the Empire State has given the mother-daughter duo a fresh start.
“New York has been very good to both of us,” Holmes says of their new life together in NYC. “I love the theater, the galleries in my neighborhood. Stuff [like] that is so much of what makes me love this city. I love the Knicks. I love talking to my neighbors in the elevator. I like feeling a part of something big.”
The Ohio native feels at home in the Big Apple, where she’s often seen at SoulCycle and Whole Foods. “I love the community in New York. I love New Yorkers. I ran into someone on the street the other day that I went to high school with,” Holmes tells People. “I love the moments of spontaneity every day.”
When she’s not busy taking care of her little girl or working on her acting career, Holmes champions causes close to her heart. The single star has teamed up with Kohl’s to encourage women to have conversations about breast health and address what she calls the “pink elephant in the room.”
“Women have so much going on in their day-to-day lives, it can be easy to ignore their own needs, like scheduling a mammogram or routine screening,” she tells E! News. “I’m honored to team up with Kohl’s to remind women of the importance of having a conversation about breast health right now.”
Through Saturday, March 8, Kohl’s will donate $1 to breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for every pink Kohl’s Cash coupon redeemed, for a $100,000 minimum and a $1 million maximum total.
Kohl’s is also selling pink elephant necklaces from the LC Lauren Conrad line, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the fight against breast cancer through Kohl’s Cares, its philanthropic platform.
“I’ve known a lot of people who have been diagnosed and women tend to take care of everyone else before our own needs. Becoming a parent made me much more aware of my own health. I want to be there for my child for a long time,” Holmes tells People. “[Breast cancer] affects one in eight women, and anything I can do to help, I’m on board with.”
Thanks to Claudia, I have added 4 high quality images to our gallery of Katie partnering with Kohl’s to promote their Pink Elephant Campaign to Support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Public Appearances > 2014 > 2.13 Kohl’s Pink Elephant Campaign to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
I’ve added images of Katie at various 2014 appearances from fashion week and the 14th annual Knicks Bowl.
Public Appearances > 2014 > 2.10 14th Annual Knicks Bowl
Public Appearances > 2014 > 2.11 Donna Karan New York 30th Anniversary Show
Public Appearances > 2014 > 2.12 Seen Around Lincoln Center
Public Appearances > 2014 > 2.12 Marchesa – Front Row and Backstage – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014
Just wanted to let everyone know that Holly & I are still around. We will catch up on things as soon as we can. So keep checking back.
• Public Appearances > 2013 > 12.13: Z100′s Jingle Ball
We here at Katie Holmes Org want to wish Katie a very safe and happy birthday today!