Lionsgate and the Firm are teaming up un a feature adaptation of Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage.

The project is part of an overall film-TV producing deal that Lionsgate made with Kinkade, who's become a successful artist via paintings with glowing highlights in idealistic settings, such as country cottages and streams. The film 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.

Shooting on The Christmas Cottage begins next month in Vancouver for a holiday season release; Michael Campus will direct.