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Katie Holmes is a Prim and Proper Killer in Trailer for 'Miss Meadows'

Katie Holmes is a school teacher by day, vigilante by night in 'Miss Meadows'
Katie Holmes is a school teacher by day, vigilante by night in 'Miss Meadows'

"It's the life of an actor. We don't really have a lot of choice in the matter. You have dry spells, and then you have times when there is a lot of opportunity."

That was Katie Holmes in a recent interview with E! Online discussing the "dry spell" she went through while held captive married to Tom Cruise for seven years. She doesn't blame him or their relationship for it, but it's hard to ignore how busy Holmes has been since they split two years ago. One of four completed projects she has on the way is the indie comedy Miss Meadows, which has her as the world's sweetest vigilante killer ever.

A new trailer for the film has been released, and it stars Holmes as grade school teacher Miss Meadows. She nourishes young minds by day but at night she loads up her gun and takes to the streets as a vigilante, eliminating the neighborhood scum and drawing the attention of the local police, led by Iron Man 3's James Badge Dale. Karen Leigh Hopkins (writer on the abysmal Because I Said So) makes her directorial debut and the film was greeted with mixed reviews at Tribeca earlier this year.

Also starring Jean Smart and Mary Kay Place, Miss Meadows opens November 14th.

SYNOPSIS: Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Well-mannered, sweet, and caring, yes, but underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her steadfast moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: “Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?”