The casting decision of Katie Holmes to play Jackie Kennedy is a tough one in my mind. It is television and it is a mini-series and I don't think Jackie is the focus of the series. Is Katie Holmes a good choice to play Jackie? Well, if you need her to be brooding and silent, then I think Katie will be perfect. If you need her to show any kind of emotion over a John F Kennedy affair you are probably out of luck. Ditto for tears after the assassination.
I think she can be made to look like Jackie and I think much of what she does everyday of her life is similar to what Jackie had to go through in her own life. I think Katie can relate to that. As bad as she has been lately in anything she has come near, I don't think this is the worst casting choice of all time.
I do feel sorry for Greg Kinnear who is going to play John F. Kennedy. One movie with Miley Cyrus followed by another with Katie Holmes.