James Corden to play Paul Potts in Britain's Got Talent biopic

One Chance could also feature Katy Perry as singer's wife
James Corden to play Paul Potts in Britain's Got Talent biopic.

James Corden will star as Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts in upcoming film, One Chance.

The 33-year-old comedian - who won a prestigious Tony award for Best Performance by an Actor in One Man Two Guvnors on Sunday (10.06.12) - has been cast as tenor Paul Potts in Harvey Weinstein's biopic about the opera singer's difficult rise to fame.

Weinstein told the Daily Mail: "James is a brilliant actor and a wonderful comedian and we're excited to be working with him - and David - on this inspiring true story.

"Hot off James's Tony win, we can't wait to get started."

Potts worked as a mobile phone salesman before winning the first series of Simon Cowell's TV talent show Britain's Got Talent in 2007.

Unlikely star Potts wowed the judges - Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden - as well as the live audience from his first audition and has since become a global star.

Gavin and Stacey funnyman Corden will work on the screenplay with director David Frankel.

Part of Me singer Katy Perry is reportedly in talks to play his wife, Julie-Ann Cooper.

Weinstein previously said: "I was talking to Katy about a new project, a possible dramatic role in the Paul Potts movie, which will be shooting in England soon.

"We'd really like someone like Katy or Adele to play the role of Potts' wife, and Katy seemed genuinely interested."

Filming will begin in October.

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