Holmes was to portray Jackie Kennedy in the History Channel’s The Kennedys, but the project has been canned by network bosses.
A statement from the channel reads, “While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand.
“We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network.”
The eight-part miniseries also features Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy.
Producers still plan to air the project internationally.
A statement from the producers reads, “We are proud of the work all of our talent put into the making of The Kennedys and the painstaking efforts that went into creating a drama that is compelling while rich in historic detail.
Holmes recently told Elle magazine she was very proud of the project: “On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special.”