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David Frankel to Revive Paul Potts Biopic

November 12, 2010 (7:00 am) GMT
The director picks up a movie biopic about the winner of the first series of U.K. reality TV show 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2007.
David Frankel to Revive Paul Potts Biopic

"" director David Frankel has picked up a movie biopic about 's protege , after the project was axed earlier this year. Opera singer Potts shot to fame after winning the first series of U.K. reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent" in 2007 and Hollywood producers announced plans to take his story to the big screen.

The film was canceled earlier this year after they failed to find an actor to fill the lead role and Cowell subsequently dropped Potts from his SyCo label. But Frankel has decided to revive the project, entitled "", according to movie website TheWrap.

David Frankel's other directed movies include "Miami Rhapsody", "Dear Diary", "Just Like You Imagined", and "". The helmer won the Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short Film for his 1996 project "Dear Diary".

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