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Katie Holmes' Broadway Deal Not Set Yet

Fox News
by Roger Friedman

The deal to put Katie Holmes on Broadway is not so signed, sealed or delivered. I’m told that Holmes’ appearance in Arthur Miller’s "All My Sons" is not a given quite yet.

If it does happen, Holmes will be anchored by two superstars of acting: John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest.

It’s not like a lot will be required of her. Holmes would play Ann Deever, a 28-year-old woman whom Miller described as the truth-sayer of the piece.

Oscar-nominee Joan Allen played Ann in the last major television production. Jayne Atkinson had the role on Broadway last.

Holmes seems like an odd choice, but sources say that director Simon McBurney "loves her." She’s certainly effective stunt-casting and at the very least will pull in curiosity-seekers who might not have bought a ticket to see a "straight play," as they’re called on Broadway.

While Holmes’ deal is being worked out, I’m told also being sought is the actor who would play her love interest in the show. Producers must be thinking that one through carefully: Tom Cruise’s last wife who appeared on Broadway, Nicole Kidman, did so with a naked man (Iain Glen) who turned cartwheels for her!

In the decade since then, he hasn’t worked in America once.