November 11th, 2010
12:45 PM ET
Before there was Susan Boyle, there was Paul Potts, a portly average Joe whose operatic voice blew away the "Britain's Got Talent" judges and made him a music superstar. Now, Potts's life is heading to the big screen in a new comedy directed by the man behind "The Devil Wears Prada."
David Frankel will bring Potts's unlikely story to life beginning with "his origins as a chubby child to awkward portly adult with a passion for opera, and the various mishaps along the way that kept his spectacular voice a secret until he unveiled it one night before most of the United Kingdom," reports Deadline.com.
That jaw-dropping 2007 "Britain's Got Talent" appearance, in which the gap-toothed cell-phone salesman sang "Nessun Dorma," helped him win the competition and go on to sell millions of records and garner worldwide fame.
Deadline reports that the film will most likely shoot in Wales, with an unknown playing Potts and established actors in supporting roles.
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