'Devil Wears Prada' director to helm Paul Potts biopic
November 11th, 2010
12:45 PM ET

'Devil Wears Prada' director to helm Paul Potts biopic

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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  1. Julianne

    I will see this the very first day it is released! However, I fear it may be frustrating without the real Paul Potts singing...

    December 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Biddy

    Love Paul Potts. Can't wait for the movie.
    What a wonderful Christmas present that would be.
    Good Luck with the movie, but Please hurry.
    I will put the popcorn on.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. El Jefe

    Is that you, munchkin #3?

    We represent the Lollipop Guild
    The Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild.
    And in the name of the Lollipop Guild
    We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land

    November 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mike

    I can't wait...

    November 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • kiki

      Me too! Especially since it's from the Director of "The devil wears Prada".

      November 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |

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