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James Corden In Talks To Play Reality Show Opera Star Paul Potts In 'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel's 'One Chance'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 20, 2012 9:21 AM
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British actor James Corden is the toast of Broadway at the moment. The 33-year-old, got his start in Mike Leigh's "All Or Nothing" and in the stage and film versions of Alan Bennett's "The History Boys," and became a household name in the U.K. after co-writing and starring in the hit sitcom "Gavin and Stacey." He's had ups and downs since then: starring vehicle "Lesbian Vampire Killers" was savaged, and supporting turns in Hollywood pictures like "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Three Musketeers" never quite helped him cross over to the U.S.

Tommy Lee Jones May Join Meryl Streep & Steve Carell In 'Great Hope Springs'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 17, 2011 1:39 AM
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The 1990s saw Tommy Lee Jones suddenly become one of the more unlikely A-listers out there. His Oscar-winning antagonist in "The Fugitive" placed the actor firmly in demand in big budget projects such as "Men in Black," "Volcano" and "Batman Forever," as well as a series of not-particularly good procedural programmers like "Double Jeopardy," "Rules of Engagement" and "The Hunted." But the humiliation of 2005's cheerleader comedy "Man of the House," which would be a nadir of anyone's career, let alone someone with fine work stretching back 40-odd years, seemed to change things.

Meryl Streep Heads To 'Great Hope Springs' With 'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 6:41 AM
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A project that has been brewing since last summer is now getting solidified and moving head. Meryl Streep is in final negotiations to star in the drama "Great Hope Springs" that will find the legendary actress reteaming with "The Devil Wears Prada" director David Frankel.

'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel To Helm Paul Potts Biopic 'One Chance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2010 10:09 AM
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Written By 'The Bucket List' Scribe Justin ZackhamRemember Paul Potts? No? Basically, he was the male equivalent of Susan Boyle who a few years ago blew the roof off "Britain's Got Talent" with his audition where he showed he had the vocal chops to be an opera singer. Now, that thrilling tale will become a movie.

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