American Idol judge Simon Cowell, aka Bitchtits McFlattop, is producing One Chance, a movie about Paul Potts that recently got the greenlight at Paramount. Potts was born in 1970, five years before Pol Pot came to power in Cambodia and killed 26% of the population. So, for the record, don’t blame his parents for being ignorant, they’re just dorky and uncreative.
An amateur opera singer and mobile-phone salesman, Potts was riddled by a streak of bad luck when, on a lark, he auditioned for "[Britain's Got] Talent" in 2007. His on-air performances ended up bowling over audiences and judges, including Cowell. He went on to win the show and become a media and YouTube sensation, eventually going on a global music tour and releasing an album. [THR]
His success so set the world aflame, in fact, that I just heard of him five minutes ago. Screenwriter Justin Zackham, who previously wrote The Bucket List will be handling the screenplay, and if he plays his cards right, this could big. Like, From Justin to Kelly big. From Kelly to Pol Pot, they could all it. Because when your entire family’s been killed by the agrarian policies of a maniacal dictator, all it takes is a song.