Katie Holmes to Play Manhattan Socialite in ABC Pilot

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Katie Holmes will return to the small screen in her first starring role since Dawson's Creek.

The pilot, which will air on ABC, is currently untitled. Homes will play a Manhattan socialite who is described as Audrey Hepburn-esque.

Homes will star opposite British actor Rufus Sewell. The pilot will be written and executive-produced by Richard LaGravenese, who has written screenplays for Beautiful Creatures, Freedom Writers, and P.S. I Love You.

The pilot is set in New York City, where Holmes moved with daughter Suri, 7, following her much-publicized divorce from actor Tom Cruise.

In August, Holmes will star alongside Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, and Taylor Swift in the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning young adult novel The Giver.

Holmes' other recent projects include starring roles in Days and Nights, Mania Days, and Miss Meadows.

When she's not working, trying to keep her daughter from becoming tabloid fodder, or advocating for breast cancer awareness, the actress can be found enjoying New York City.

"I love the community in New York. I love New Yorkers. I ran into someone on the street the other day that I went to high school with," she says. "I love the moments of spontaneity every day."

"I love the theater, the galleries in my neighborhood. Stuff [like] that is so much of what makes me love this city. I love the Knicks. I love talking to my neighbors in the elevator. I like feeling a part of something big."

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