Katie Holmes’ career seems to be taking a hit these days. First, the eight-part miniseries The Kennedys, in which she played former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was dropped by the History Channel. Now, her crime drama, The Son of No One, has bombed at the Sundance Film Festival.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, several industry insiders (and regular audience members) walked out of a screening of The Son of No One Monday. And those that stayed until the credits rolled didn’t even care to give it a round of applause.
Cassian Elwes, who’s selling distribution rights to the film, says the report of people leaving was misconstrued and didn’t include all the details. Elwes told Deadline that the exits were due to a mistake by the projectionist, who turned the lights on two scenes before the end of the screening.
Considering this film has a great cast that includes Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Tracy Morgan, Ray Liotta and Juliette Binoche, its likely Elwes claim is accurate. But an insider tells Us Magazine that there were notable groans every time Holmes’ came on the screen.
“When Katie showed up on screen, there was a collective groan,” says the insider who attended the screening. “She plays the wife of a Queens’ cop [Tatum] and she was completely miscast. They have her cursing a lot. And when she swore, there were chuckles.
“She was wrong for it. Al Pacino’s acting in the movie was intentionally over the top, and he did it with a wink. Most of the cast seemed in on the joke — except for Katie. She was acting like she was in a dramatic Sundance indie, when it’s really just a typical cop movie.”