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One Man, Two Guvnors to be adapted into a film?

The Tony and WhatsOnStage Award-winning play may be heading for the big screen

The original West End cast of One Man, Two Guvnors at their curtain call
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

According to a report from Deadline, a big screen adaptation of the hit award-winning play One Man, Two Guvnors could be in the works.

The play, adapted from Carlo Goldoni by Richard Bean, first premiered at the National Theatre in 2011, embarking on a UK tour before running in the West End and transferring to Broadway. Starring James Corden as Francis Henshall, the play follows a man who has to cater to two masters (one of whom is a gangster) while also just trying to get a bite to eat.

The planned film is being produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures, with Uncle writer and director Oli Refson signed on to write the screenplay. Bean and the play's original director Nicholas Hytner will serve as executive producers.

Corden won a WhatsOnStage Award, a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the show, though it is unknown whether or not he will feature in the film. The company also included Oliver Chris as Stanley Stubbers, Jemima Rooper as Rachel Crabbe and Tom Edden as Alfie.

A release date is to be announced.