Katie Holmes to Star in Ilene Chaiken Fox Drama Pilot

“Dawson’s Creek” alum will also executive produce

Katie Holmes drama "Days and Nights" acquired by IFC
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Katie Holmes has been cast in the lead role for the untitled drama pilot from Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love at Fox, the network said Tuesday.

She will play FBI Special Agent Hazel Otis, who has an affair with a prominent general in the midst of a domestic terrorism threat. The affair poses to threaten her career and her future at the FBI, and Hazel becomes labeled “the Mistress.” She works to rebuild her professional and personal reputation.

The “Dawson’s Creek” alum will also executive produce, along with Ilene Chaiken, Melissa Scrivner Love, Judy Smith, and Oly Obst. The still-untitled pilot is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Holmes is repped by ICM, Untitled and Robert Offer of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.