Holmes recast for The Dark Knight
Rumour has it that Katie Holmes is out of the Batman Begins (Filmstalker review) sequel, The Dark Knight, although her character remains and will be recast. However, she's obviously made a superb career move as she signs up to the British comedy remake that I previously wrote about called Mad Money alongside Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton.
There's also confirmation from LR there's no Penguin in this film, fantastic.
So Holmes is out? Well I don't think she was the strongest part of the film so there's no loss to be honest and I think that she will be easy to replace for fans. However I do think she's make a bad career choice with the Money film and she'd be better soliciting help from her hubby. Are you happy she's out of the sequel?
Update: Well there's a little update online from the spokeswoman for Katie Holmes as to why she never took the role in Dark Knight, and note that I said that very deliberately. It seems it's not so much down to not being asked, just too busy. Yeah, too busy with Mad Money!
"We never got to the negotiating stage" for the film, said Julie Polkes, Holmes' representative. "Katie was offered ["Dark Knight"] but was unable to accept the role because of scheduling conflicts. She was in the process of negotiating for another project.
The update comes from The Wall Street Journal through Superhero Hype