Katie Holmes Jackie Kennedy “The Kennedys” History Channel Mini-Series

In a major career coup for Mrs. Tom Cruise, stylish former Dawson’s Creek star Katie Holmes has been tipped to play the ultimate fashion icon – iconic former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy — in the History Channel’s first original miniseries The Kennedys, the network announced on Wednesday.

The eight-hour series — while will star Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy — focuses on the triumphs and tragedies of The Kennedy Clan, America’s own Camelot.

The Kennedys will premiere in 2011.

Katie most recently appeared on screen in a dance tribute to Judy Garland on the FOX talent series So You Think You Can Dance last summer.

What do we think of this casting, PopCrunch? Did the producers get it right?