Patrick Stewart to Star in "Lion in Winter" Remake

In 2003, Showtime filmed a remake of the classic film "A Lion in Winter" which stars Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close. Early last year, producer and star Patrick Stewart filmed a remake of "A Lion in Winter" in Budapest, Hungary. The film also stars Glenn Close. Based on James Goldman's award-winning screenplay for the earlier film which starred Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn, the movie is the story of the power struggle between Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Acquitaine over the succession to the English throne. The new version is scheduled to be shown on Showtime in the spring of 2004.