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Not sold on Rachel Weisz as Jackie Kennedy? Give Katie Holmes a shot then.

The Dawson's Creek alum will play the former first lady in the History Channel's upcoming eight-hour miniseries, The Kennedys, the network announced.

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Greg Kinnear will star as President John F. Kennedy, with Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson attached to play Robert F. Kennedy and family patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr., respectively.

The miniseries — History Channel's first foray into scripted drama — will explore the political dynasty's rise to prominence and Kennedy's early years in office before his 1963 assassination.

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24 creator Joel Surnow will executive-produce the project, which is slated to premiere in 2011.What do you think of the cast? Will Katie do Jackie and her pillbox hat justice?