Jarrold Helms Paul Potts Feature “Chance”

Julian Jarrold (“Becoming Jane”) is in talks to direct the feature about British reality star Paul Potts “One Chance” for Paramount Pictures and Marv Films says Risky Biz Blog.

In 2007 Potts, a quiet 36-year-old salesman and amateur opera enthusiast, made headlines around the world when he appeared on Simon Cowell’s new talent show “Britain’s Got Talent” and stunned the world with his rendition of Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma”. The most popular Youtube video clip of that performance has logged a whopping 57.5 million views.

Filming aims to kick off later this year to have the film ready for release in time with next season’s finale of “Britain’s Got Talent”

Cowell, Brad Weston, Mike Menchel and Steve Whitney are producing while “Kick-Ass” writer/director Matthew Vaughn is expected to help with financing.