Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy: First Look

Katie Holmes is heading for the White House. At least on the small screen.

Mrs. Tom Cruise is taking on the role of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the History Channel biographical miniseries The Kennedys, and a new poster for the project gives the world the first indication of how she’ll be filling the role.

Holmes tells Us Magazine that she relished the opportunity to portray Kennedy, and took particular delight in wearing re-creations of the First Lady’s celebrated wardrobe:

“I feel so lucky. We have these wonderful seamstresses who are creating beautiful dresses that are obviously replicas of real things [Kennedy] wore. Her great style was both appropriate for every event that she went to and also classic, and also things that were wearable. I feel really lucky to be playing her.”

The Kennedys, which premieres in early 2011, co-stars Greg Kinnear as Jack Kennedy and Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy. Do you think Holmes will be able to fill Jackie’s shoes? Let us know in the comments section.

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