A spokeswoman for Katie Holmes has given The Wall Street Journal a comment on why she won’t be returning as Rachel Dawes in the Batman Begins sequel, 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, Holmes will star in “Mad Money” with Queen Latifah which starts shooting in a couple of months with a budget of only $12 million.
Source: The Wall Street Journal