Weinstein Co. sells ‘One Chance’ worldwide

James Corden stars as 'Got Talent' winner Paul Potts

LONDON — The Weinstein Company has secured international sales around the world for its comedy biopic “One Chance,” based on true story of “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts.

The film, which stars Tony Award-winner James Corden as Potts, will be handled by Entertainment Film Distributors in Blighty, Wild Bunch in Gaul, Telemunchen in Germany, BiM Distribuzione in Italy, Vertigo Films in Spain, Volga in Russia, Belga in Benelux, Svensk in Scandinavia, Forum Film in Israel and Eastern Europe, Roadshow in Australia and New Zealand, Gaga in Japan and Sun Distribution throughout Latin America.

The film will additionally see release through TWC’s usual distrib partners in Korea (Woo Sung), Taiwan (Catch Play), Hong Kong (Sundream), Indonesia (PT Amero), Singapore (Golden Village), the Middle East (Italia), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Turkey and India (Tanweer) and Iceland (Sena).

Helmed by David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) from a script by Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”), “One Chance” finished lensing at the end of November after seven weeks in Italy and the U.K. It is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier and Simon Cowell, and exec produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

“One Chance” tells the story of Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant, who performed as an amateur opera singer at night. The tenor became a YouTube phenomenon following his appearance on the first series of reality skein “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2007, which he went on to win. His subsequent album, from which the film takes its title, hit number one in nine countries, including Blighty, Germany, Australia and Canada.

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