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Katie Holmes to play Jackie Kennedy again in four-part miniseries

Holmes will also direct one of the four episodes and will serve as an executive producer.

By Karen Butler
Katie Holmes to play Jackie Kennedy again in four-part miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes is to reprise her role of former first lady Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys: After Camelot, a followup miniseries to 2011's The Kennedys, REELZ announced Monday.

Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's New York Times best-selling book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family -- 1968 to the Present, the new four-hour miniseries is to be filmed in Canada this spring and is expected to air in the United States in 2016.

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Holmes will also direct one of the four episodes and will serve as an executive producer.

"Taraborrelli's book takes a behind-the-scenes look at the family during the time 'after Camelot' and is based on his extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews," the television network said in a synopsis. "The book captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude that the Kennedys are known for, and the miniseries is sure to do the same."

The Kennedys co-starred Greg Kinnear as the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Barry Pepper as U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The original miniseries ended after the brothers' respective assassinations and Jackie's wedding to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

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