The actress Katie Holmes, in her first major acting role since she announced her divorce from Tom Cruise, is to appear in a new play on Broadway.
Following the report of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise reaching a divorce settlement, Holmes will return to the world of acting. Hollywood Reporter has announced that Holmes will appear in a play called 'Dead Accounts', written by the playwright Theresa Rebeck.
Theresa Rebeck is a writer for the stage, film and television. Her plays include 'Seminar' and 'The Scene'. She was short-listed for the Pulitzer prize her 2004 play 'Omnium Gatherum'. Her television work included the music driven 'Smash'. Her film work includes the less well received 'Catwoman', as well as 'Gossip' and 'Harriet The Spy'.
Speaking on Holmes' casting, Recbeck is quoted on Female First as saying " She (Holmes) is an extraordinary actress - delicate, funny, with a fierce and muscular decency. I am tingling with delight."
The play will be Katie Holmes' second Broadway production. In 2008 she made her debut in Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons', performing with John Lithgow, Diane Wiest and Patrick Wilson.
According to The Star, 'Dead Accounts' focuses on a small-town family and the dynamic between a son who returns flush will money earned through the banking system, bringing a clash of Wall Street values and depression hit middle America.
The play will be directed by Jack O'Brien and it will be performed at The Music Box theatre. The production dates and details of the other cast members have not yet been announced.