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Close, Stewart to Roar for Showtime

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).