James Corden has popped up in the likes of The History Boys, Starter For 10, Lesbian Vampire Killers and The Three Musketeers, but he hasn’t made a huge impact on film as yet. However following his Tony win last week, Corden’s US profile is on the rise, and he’s now booked two movie roles, according to Deadline.
Corden is up for the new film from Once director John Carney, Can A Song Save Your Life, which already has Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine onbaord. Corden will play the best friend of Knightley’s character, who plays a singer who moves with her boyfriend to New York to pursue music careers, but she gets dumped as soon as he makes it.
He’s also set to star as Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts in the long-gestating, One Chance. Potts is the British cell phone salesman who showed up onstage to sing opera on BGT in 2007. Although he didn’t really look the part, he left the audience with their jaws on the floor. David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) is directing that film.