First Look: Katie Holmes's Big Screen Return

In her first role since having Suri, Mrs. Tom Cruise returns in a bank-heist caper (in theaters in January)

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Money Shot

Money Shot
Melissa Moseley

Yes, this Mad Money was fake ... but it was still high-maintenance. "There was so much money that every time we had to move something, all this money had to be moved around or replaced and picked up!" says director Callie Khouri of her movie about three female bank robbers (costarring Katie Holmes). "Everybody had to help pick up money."

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THE QUEEN

THE QUEEN
Melissa Moseley

"She sings and dances and keeps everybody entertained," Khouri says of working with Queen Latifah, who plays a single mom in the film. "She had just finished recording a record, so she'd just start singing along to something. She's one of those people who can do lots of different characters, she's just silly."

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JACKPOT

JACKPOT
Melissa Moseley

Shooting the scene after the first heist, Khouri told the ladies (Latifah, Diane Keaton and Holmes), "Just make it a food fight with money!"

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LADIES' MAN

LADIES' MAN
Melissa Moseley(2)

Ted Danson worked his mojo on the set. "He's a guy who really knows how to be around women," says the director. "He's really funny and he's charming, but not overly flirty." Except onscreen, perhaps: Playing Diane Keaton's husband in the movie, he shared "fantastic chemistry" with her, Khouri says.

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FUNNY GIRL

FUNNY GIRL
Melissa Moseley

As a comedienne, Holmes "has got great timing and she's really funny. I was shocked!" says Khouri. Holmes's blue-collar character "is a person who is totally into her own world when she's at work because her job is so boring ... so all she does is listen to music and she dances around."

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