Lionsgate Sets Up Cottage

Lionsgate and The Firm are partnering on a feature adaptation of Thomas Kinkade’s painting “The Christmas Cottage,” aiming for a holiday season release reports Variety.

Film, penned by Ken LaZebnick (“Prairie Home Companion”), will be partly biographical, based on how Kincade was motivated to begin his career as an artist after discovering his mother was in danger of losing the family home.

Kinkade became a successful artist via paintings with glowing highlights in idealistic settings, such as country cottages and streams. His artwork on greeting cards and calendars has seen Kinkade art being found in one out of every 10 U.S. households.

Michael Campus will direct, casting’s underway and shooting’s starting next month in Vancouver.