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Katie Holmes brings the Watergate scandal to the big screen

The actress confessed she is constantly inspired by strong female protagonists, and wants to continue exploring similar stories.

Katie Holmes will be producing and starring in a groundbreaking project!

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The Hollywood star now has the film rights to adapt the best-selling biopic, The Watergate Girl: My Fight For Truth and Justice Against A Criminal President.

Written by former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, the book tells the story of the only woman who participated in the obstruction of justice trial against President Nixon’s top aides.

Enduring difficult situations during the trial, including being the victim of intruders who burgled her home, rifling through her trash, and even tapping her phones.

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Wine-Banks was also facing issues in her marriage, and faced sexism in the workplace.

Katie explained why she felt drawn to Jill’s story, admitting that her story is still relevant today, because “women are constantly trying to break through the glass ceiling in the male workplace.”

The 42-year-old actress praised Wine-Banks, adding that she “single handedly helped reshape the Watergate trial.”

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Katie also confessed she is “constantly inspired by these strong female protagonists,” and wants to continue exploring similar stories.

The author revealed her excitement, working alongside Holmes and declaring she feels “honored and humbled” to have her experience acknowledged on the big screen, “as the only woman on the Watergate trial team.”

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She also explained that although the case was almost 50 years ago, “the story of our investigation and trial remain compelling and relevant to current events and the sexism reflected in my story reverberates today.”

The project intends to open up more dialogue around the daily challenges that professional women still face.

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