Having been kept busy by her Broadway debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" since September 2008, Katie Holmes reportedly is heading back to starring in the big screen with a new comedy movie. Variety reported that the 30-year-old actress has been set to star in "The Extra Man".
The wife of actor Tom Cruise will be joining Kevin Kline who is tapped to take on the lead character, Paul Dano and John C. Reilly in the movie to be directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. So far, it is still unclear what character the Rachel Dawes of "Batman Begins" will be portraying.
"The Extra Man" is based on a novel by Jonathan Ames who co-wrote the script with "The Nanny Diaries" directors, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The movie tells the story of a failed playwright who works as an escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. Meeting a troubled aspiring playwright, he then develops a mentor-student relationship with the man.
Katie Holmes has shot to stardom after landing role as Joey Potter in TV drama series "Dawson's Creek". Her big screen credits include 1998 black comedy "Teaching Mrs. Tingle", 2003 thriller "Phone Booth", 2006 satire drama "Thank You for Smoking" and 2008 crime comedy "Mad Money".