Date: 16th May 2005

Katie Holmes in talks to replace Sienna Miller

Katie Holmes looks set to replace Jude Law's girlfriend Sienna Miller in the lead role as Edie Sedgwick in a new movie called Factory Girl.

The former Dawson's Creek star who is dating Tom Cruise is in talks to play the 60s' It girl who died of a barbiturate overdose in 1971, reports the New York Daily News.

While some newspaper reports this week suggested Miller had been dropped from the film, Miller's reps say she bowed out after landing the role of Celia in a West End production of As You Like It.

Lawyer Aaron Richard Golub who is co-producing Factory Girl told the Daily News, "It was a scheduling conflict. We love Sienna."

Factory Girl director George Hickenlooper has already met Holmes and according to the Daily News, sees the 26-year-old actress as "perfect" to star as the tragic Sedgwick who died at 28 after several stays in mental hospitals.

"Katie is not too different from Edie, who arrived in New York as young, innocent, looking for excitement," said Hickenlooper, who previously directed the Man From Elysian Fields.

LA Confidential star Guy Pearce will play Warhol, Gwen Stefani is due to play fellow Factory girl Richie Berlin while her husband Gavin Rossdale will play Warhol superstar Gerard Malanga.

Sedgwick is rumoured to have had affairs with Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger amongst others.

Filming will begin this summer in New York.

Source: Press Release