Last month, the actress confirmed she would be making her stage debut in the Arthur Miller play, following months of negotiations.
Producer Eric Falkenstein reveals the deal took so long to strike because Holmes wants to relocate her whole family, including Cruise and their 2-year-old daughter Suri, to the Big Apple when the show opens in October.
Falkenstein reveals, “It took time–about four months–to work out. There were family issues. She and Tom are committed to keeping the family together, so they have to get an apartment here.”
He also insists Holmes wasn’t hired because of her celebrity name: “Katie‘s not really a celebrity type. She’s done brilliant work in films like Pieces of April and The Ice Storm and is perfect for the role.
“(Her character is) a natural sweetheart who can sniff out phonies; Katie basically has that exact moral fiber.”
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