Katie Holmes’s Major New Film Focuses on an Infamous Political Scandal

Katie Holmes has a new project in the works and it just so happens to revolve around one of the biggest political scandals in the history of the United States.

Last week, Deadline reported that the 42-year-old Dawson’s Creek star has signed on to produce and star in the movie adaptation of The Watergate Girl: My Fight For Truth and Justice Against A Criminal President—an autobiography written by former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks in 2020. Per the report, The Watergate Girl tells “the story of a young woman who sought to make her professional mark while trapped in a failing marriage, buffeted by sexist preconceptions, and harboring secrets of her own all during a frightening time. Her house was burgled, her phones were tapped, and even her office trash was rifled through.”

Unfortunately, very few other details about the project are currently available, however, we imagine they will slowly roll out over the upcoming months.

“I was drawn to this story because it is as relevant today as it was then,” Holmes said in a statement. “Women are constantly trying to break through the glass ceiling in the male workplace and this woman singlehandedly helped reshape the Watergate trial. I am constantly inspired by these strong female protagonists, and it is a world I will always want to explore.”

The big news comes almost one year after the debut of Holmes’s latest film, The Secret: Dare to Dream, which centers around Miranda Wells as she tries to navigate life with her kids after the loss of her husband.

We have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of big things from Katie in the next year or so.

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