Katie Holmes will star in and exec produce the independently financed comedy The Romantics, replacing Liv Tyler.

According to Variety, the film also stars Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody and Jeremy Strong.

The film revolves around eight friends from college who reunite for a wedding. Holmes will play Laura, the maid of honor to Anna Paquin's Lila, the bride. Laura and Lila are best friends who both have a past with the groom (Duhamel).

Screenplay was adapted by Galt Niederhoffer from her novel; she will also direct.

Originally supposed to film in the summer, The Romantics begins shooting this week in New York.