Spend Christmas With Peter O’Toole

Peter O’Toole is in final negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s “The Christmas Cottage,” a feature based on the Thomas Kinkade painting says Reuters.

“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 will be directed by Michael Campus, and production is scheduled to begin this month in Vancouver and Whistler for a late 2007 release.