"Supernatural" Hunk Scores Big Screen Role
"Gimore Girls" vet Jared Padalecki who plays Sam Winchester on The CW drama "Supernatural" has been cast as painter Thomas Kinkade alongside Peter O'Toole in Lionsgate's "The Christmas Cottage," based on the life of Kinkade and his painting of the same name.
This is however only the first in the series of 3 movies as part of a deal between Lionsgate and Kinkade. The next two films, also planned with Padalecki as Kinkade, will be based on other paintings and reflect different points in Kinkade's life.
Kinkade is, according to his website, America's most-collected living artist. He has however been criticized for commercializing his art (for instance selling his prints on the QVC shopping network) while some also believe that his paintings are merely kitsch without substance.
The film beings production in Vancouver later this month and is planned for holiday release.
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