Katie Holmes Want To Play Edie Sedgwick

Katie Holmes as a Factory girl. Mmmm. She does want us to know that she’s not just a sweet girl.

Director George Hickenlooper, who had lunch with her in L.A. yesterday, sees the 26-year-old clean-scrubbed actress as perfect to star as the tragic heiress, who died at 28 after several stays in mental hospitals. “Katie is not too different from Edie, who arrived in New York as young, innocent, looking for excitement,” says the “Man From Elysian Fields” director.

“Tom loves getting into his roles, and he’s already helping Katie research Edie,” an insider tells us. “I’ve heard they’re even going to the cemetery where Edie is buried.”

As for the rest of the cast, “L.A. Confidential” star Guy Pearce will play Warhol. Gwen Stefani is due to play fellow Factory girl Richie Berlin. Stefani’s husband, Gavin Rossdale, will play Warhol star Gerard Malanga.

See Katie, the payoff’s for “dating” Tom Cruise are paying off already. Well, despite the little bout of herpes.

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