holmes_katie.jpgAccording to the Wall Street Journal, Katie Holmes will not be back in The Dark Knight.

“We never got to the negotiating stage” for the film, said Julie Polkes, Holmes’ representative. “Katie was offered [“Dark Knight”] but was unable to accept the role because of scheduling conflicts. She was in the process of negotiating for another project.”

Instead of a multi-million dollar sequel, what is a young starlet to do? This little bit from Variety should make your head spin:

Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes are in talks to star in “Mad Money,” a pic to be directed by “Thelma & Louise” scribe Callie Khouri.

Wha-Huh? Why give up the obvious money for a movie with Queen “Taxi” Latifah that might make a second or third place showing on opening weekend (before quickly falling to the bottom) instead of making tons of money from The Dark Knight? My only guess is hubby Tom Cruise is making enough to support the whole family, allowing Katie to slum it on a “lesser” project.

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