By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Katie Holmes has been due a role to remind us that she is an actress and not just a pretty face. The Romantics may be just the role she needs. Stepping in for Liv Tyler, Holmes will (co-)star in the independently financed comedy.
Katie Holmes for The Romantics
Holmes joins an impressive cast that includes Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody and Jeremy Strong. To be directed by Galt Niederhoffer off a script she wrote, The Romantics evolves around eight friends from college who reunite for a wedding. Holmes will play Laura, the maid of honor to Anna Paquin's Lila, the bride. Laura and Lila are best friends who both have a past with the groom (Duhamel). Niederhoffer is familiar with the material, considering that the film is also adapted off a book she wrote.