Katie Holmes, who hasn't graced the big screen since the unmemorable 'Mad Money' in early 2008, has come aboard the comedy 'The Romantics,' an independently financed film that Holmes will also executive produce.

Holmes will replace Liv Tyler, who left for undisclosed reasons. The film also stars Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody and Jeremy Strong. Katie Holmes, who hasn't graced the big screen since the unmemorable 'Mad Money' in early 2008, has come aboard the comedy 'The Romantics,' an independently financed film that Holmes will also executive produce.

Holmes will replace Liv Tyler, who left for undisclosed reasons. The film also stars Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody and Jeremy Strong.

The story line revolves around eight friends from college who reunite for a wedding. Holmes will play the maid of honor to Paquin's bride; the two are best friends who have had a long rivalry over Duhamel's groom.

According to Variety, the film, which had originally been scheduled to begin filming this summer, will start shooting this week in New York. First-time director and long-time writer-producer Galt Niederhoffer wrote the screenplay based on her novel.

Holmes is a gifted actress who can handle comedy (see the gem 'Pieces of April') and drama equally well. For her sake, let's hope this ensemble comedy is more than just 'The Big Chill' meets 'Bride Wars.'
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