::Hollywood: O'Toole And American Idol
By Allan Smith, Raleigh Chronicle Hollywood Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 20, 2007
LOS ANGELES - In this week's "Inside Hollywood" news, just off of his Academy Award Nomination, actor Peter O'Toole is in final negotiations to star in "The Christmas Cottage", a feature film based on the Thomas Kinkade painting of the same name.
The film, produced by Lionsgate, will be directed by Michael Campus and filmed in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia. "The Christmas Cottage" is partly based on events that led painter Thomas Kinkade to become an artist.
O'Toole will play a painter named Glenn Wessler, who was one of Kinkades mentors. A holiday release is planned for the film.
Think you have got enough of American Idol? Think again, as last season finalist Lisa Tucker has scored a deal with 19 Entertainment.
She will be playing a smart, beautiful, quiet girl with a sense of humor in "Born", a half-hour primetime soap opera set in Philadelphia which will deal with real life issues of blue-collar families. Since Idol, Tucker has appeared on "The O.C" and multiple episodes of Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101." ::