Katie Holmes Want To Play Edie Sedgwick

May 13th, 2005 // 6 Comments

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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(Image via KHP)

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. boo

    Hmm, thought Sienna Miller was alr4eady digned up for that role of edie sedgwick in factory Girl??

  2. kat

    I thought so too. Sienna would be a way better Edie than Katie Holmes. And who is Richie Berlin? There’s Brigid Berlin but I can’t imagine Stephani would be playing her.

  3. Dee

    Katie Holmes, while pretty, is waaaaaaaaay too tall to play the waif-like Edie.

  4. will

    if you’re gonna get herpes, you may as well get it frome a STAR, right? she’s so wrong for Edie.

  5. charlotte

    Although I’m not a big fan of Tom Cruise, but you gotta admit, there’s a big gap between the two’s fame/power. Katie is certainly going to benefit from dating Cruise. I feel kind of sorry for her, it always looks like he’s leading and she’s just following like a puppy dog.

  6. sabra

    it would be a huge mistake if they used katie holmes as edie sedgwick.. it would be terrible, Sienna Miller is perfect for the role. Katie Holmes was only good in Dawsons Creek!

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