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Close, Stewart to Roar for Showtime

4/21/2004 10:11 AM Eastern

Glenn Close and Patrick Stewart will star in Showtime Original Pictures’ remake of The Lion in Winter, the network said Wednesday.

The film is based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by James Goldman, which was released theatrically in 1968.

Showtime’s version of The Lion in Winter -- about the bitter battle to choose King Henry II's successor -- was filmed on location in Hungary and at Spissky Castle in Slovakia.

The movie will debut on Showtime Sunday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. (EST/PST).

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