James Corden brings Paul Potts' inspirational story to the big screen
23 OCTOBER 2012
Gavin and Stacey
star James Corden
is back in Wales. But he's working on a very different project to the boy-meets-girl comedy.
James is playing Britain's Got Talent
winner Paul Potts in a biopic
depicting the phone salesman-turned-opera singer's life.
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He was spotted on set with Mackenzie Crook, who also stars in the movie with Julie Walters
, Jessie J
and Colm Mean.
Britain's Got Talent
head honcho Simon Cowell is even rumoured to be making an appearance as himself in the movie, titled One Chance
Director David Frankel – also responsible for The Devil Wears Prada
- previously told Digital Spy
that if the film were to feature a recreation of Paul's audition, the music mogul would appear.
"I haven't met him or talked to him, but one of our producers is in touch with him a lot. He's been very supportive from afar," he said.
"He loves the story – it's just a testament to the power of his shows."
James has already been spotted filming scenes in Venice, Italy, where he was kissing actress Valeria Bilello.
follows Paul as he overcomes the obstacles to get his singing career off the ground, before entering the 2007 series of the ITV1 talent competition, which he won.
James is no stranger to the big screen, following his roles in The Three Musketeers
, The History Boys
and Gulliver's Travels