O’Toole Paints The Christmas Cottage

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Peter O’Toole (Venus) is in final talks to star in Lionsgate’s The Christmas Cottage, a feature based on the Thomas Kinkade painting, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be directed by Michael Campus, and production is scheduled to begin this month in Vancouver and Whistler.

“Cottage” is said to be partly biographical and based on events that led American painter Kinkade to become an artist. O’Toole will play a painter Glen Weissler, based on one of Kinkade’s mentors.

The film is scheduled for a release on December 14.