×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.

More Film

  • Stan Lee, left, and Keya Morgan

    Stan Lee's Former Business Manager Arrested on Elder Abuse Charges

    Stan Lee’s former business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested in Arizona Saturday morning on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD’s Mike Lopez confirmed that the arrest warrant was for the following charges: one count of false imprisonment – elder adult; three counts of grand theft from elder or dependent adult, [...]

  • Moby attends the LA premiere of

    Moby Apologizes to Natalie Portman Over Book Controversy

    Moby has issued an apology of sorts after writing in his recently published memoir “Then It Fell Apart” that he dated Natalie Portman when she was 20 — a claim the actress refuted. “As some time has passed I’ve realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then [...]

  • Bong Joon-ho reacts after winning the

    Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' Wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

    CANNES — The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival wrapped with jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu announcing the group’s unanimous decision to award the Palme d’Or to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho for his sly, politically charged “Parasite.” Following last year’s win for humanistic Japanese drama “Shoplifters,” the well-reviewed Asian thriller represents the yin [...]

  • Invisible Life Brazilian Cinema

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão'

    A “tropical melodrama” is how the marketing materials bill “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão.” If that sounds about the most high-camp subgenre ever devised, Karim Aïnouz’s ravishing period saga lives up to the description — high emotion articulated with utmost sincerity and heady stylistic excess, all in the perspiring environs of midcentury Rio de [...]

  • Best Movies of Cannes 2019

    The 10 Best Movies of Cannes 2019

    The Cannes Film Festival is too rich an event to truly have an “off” year, but by the end of the 72nd edition, it was more or less universally acknowledged that the festival had regained a full-on, holy-moutaintop-of-art luster that was a bit lacking the year before. It helps, of course, to have headline-making movies [...]

  • Aladdin

    'Aladdin' Soaring to $100 Million-Plus Memorial Day Weekend Debut

    Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” remake is on its way to a commendable Memorial Day weekend debut with an estimated $109 million over the four-day period. The musical fantasy starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud should uncover about $87 million in its first three days from 4,476 North American theaters after taking in $31 million on Friday. [...]

  • 180423_A24_Day_03B_0897.jpg

    Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe's The Lighthouse' Wins Cannes Critics' Award

    Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, won the Cannes Film Festival critics’ award for best first or second feature in Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week, one of the first prizes for which “The Lighthouse” has been eligible at Cannes. The award was announced Saturday in Cannes by the Intl. Federation of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content