The film, about an unlikely “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, will debut on the website before theaters
Nearly a year after being released in the UK, the James Corden-starring film “One Chance” will finally hit American theaters at the end of August — a day after it premieres on the internet.
In a first for the distributor, The Weinstein Company announced on Monday that it was partnering with Yahoo! Screen to post “One Chance” online before it hits theaters.
The David Frankel-direted film features Corden as Paul Potts, in the true story of Paul Potts, “a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night” who became a YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for “Britain’s Got Talent.” He then went on to win the competition.
“We’re so thrilled to be partnering with Yahoo on this first venture in bringing ‘One Chance’ to audiences online before it hits theaters. In today’s digital era, technology has developed and changed the landscape of how many people watch movies and TV. Our partnership with Yahoo has allowed us to adapt and expand our reach to limitless audiences,” said David Glasser, COO and President of The Weinstein Company.