Jarrold, Vaughn Boarding One Chance

Becoming Jane helmer Julian Jarrold is in talks to direct One Chance, the story of unlikely British reality star Paul Potts.

Brad Weston and Simon Cowell are producing along with Mike Menchel, who helped discover Potts when his daughter watched a YouTube video of the everyman hero, as well as Menchel’s Relevant Pictures partner Steve Whitney.

Kick-Ass writer/director Matthew Vaughn is expected to come aboard and help finance via his Marv Films.

Paramount aims to start shooting the film this year and fast-track it so that it’s ready for a release in the U.K. in the summer, in time for the finale of the upcoming season of “Britain’s Got Talent.”


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