Paramount Takes A Chance On Cowell

The Simon Cowell-produced feature film version of reality music star Paul Potts is moving forward at Paramount Pictures says Reuters.

“The Bucket List” scribe Justin Zackham is attached to pen the screenplay for “One Chance”, which will deal with the singer’s last-ditch effort to make a career in music by competing on the “Britain’s Got Talent” television show.

Potts, a mobile-phone salesman, was riddled by a streak of bad luck when 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.

The film is expected to be a comedy-drama that tracks Potts’ hard-luck story up through his “Talent” performances.