Marcia Gay Harden Visits The Cottage

Marcia Gay Harden (“Mystic River,” “Pollock”) will star in Lionsgate’s “The Christmas Cottage,” based on the life of American painter Thomas Kinkade and his painting of the same name says The Hollywood Reporter.

Harden will play Thomas Kinkade’s mother, Maryanne. Jared Padalecki plays Kinkade, and Peter O’Toole plays a painter named Glen Wessler, based on one of Kinkade’s mentors.

Michael Campus will direct the film, the first of an intended trilogy, which goes into production this month in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.