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Katie Holmes Joins ABC Pilot From ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Writer

The actress will star in the drama project from Richard LaGravenese

Katie Holmes may return to television in her first series regular role since “Dawson’s Creek.”

The actress has joined ABC’s untitled drama pilot from Richard LaGravenese, a representative for Holmes told TheWrap.

Set in New York City, the project revolves around the love and rivalry between two equally matched, powerful socialites who play out their obsessive attraction and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others.

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Holmes will play Ann, an educated NYC blueblood who has never used her place in society for power. Smart, stylish and humble, she runs a charity with her husband. She’s drawn into war with fellow socialites after they target her and her marriage.

Rufus Sewell also stars as Philip, Ann’s biggest enemy.

Aside from her six seasons on “Dawson’s Creek,” Holmes’ TV credits include Reelz Channel’s “The Kennedys” miniseries and a recurring guest role on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” Her film credits include “Batman Begins,” “Thank You for Smoking,” and the upcoming films “Miss Meadows” and “The Giver.”

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LaGravenese — who wrote the screenplays for HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” the films “Beautiful Creatures” and “Water for Elephants,” among others — will write and executive-produce the project. Erwin Stoff (“The Matrix”), Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur (“A Prairie Home Companion”) will executive produce with ABC Studios.

ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and firm Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern represent Holmes.

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