The Paul Potts Story

It looks like the real life fairy tale of Paul Potts will be told from the silver screen, and Mr. Cowell himself will serve as the producer. We get the following scoop from THR:

The project, about the life of opera singer Paul Potts, has attached “The Bucket List” scribe Justin Zackham to pen the screenplay. It also has been given a name, “One Chance,” based on the singer’s last-ditch effort to make a career in music by competing on the “Britain’s Got Talent” television show.

An amateur opera singer and mobile-phone salesman, Potts was riddled by a streak of bad luck when, on a lark, he auditioned for “Talent” in 2007. His on-air performances ended up bowling over audiences and judges, including Cowell. He went on to win the show and become a media and YouTube sensation, eventually going on a global music tour and releasing an album.

I hate reality TV for the most part, but a few weeks ago my friend Billy showed me a clip of Paul Potts on You Tube. The unassuming man bought his golden pipes to the stage of Britain’s got talent and obliterated the competition to win the whole shebang. His story is touching, encouraging and empowering; it’ s no surprise to me that it will be turned into a feature film, and I welcome this feel good tale of accomplishment.

For those of you that haven’t seen the audition of Mr. Potts – I now present the following clip for your enjoyment!

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