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Chris Colfer To Play Young Noel Coward In New Biopic

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Chris Colfer likes to keep himself busy! It has been announced that the Glee actor, author, screenwriter and Golden Globe award winner is set to play Noel Coward in a new biopic.

The film, which has the working title NOEL, follows the early life and career of the famous playwright who penned such classics as Brief Encounter, Blithe Spirit and Easy Virtue. Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce are currently in talks to join the project too.

The project is written by playwright and screenwriter Martin Sherman, known for his plays Bent and MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS...while newcomer Joe Stephenson is set to direct. It looks like the film is already gaining interest to the bigwigs at Cannes Film Festival, so we can only hope it will be on our screens soon!

While Colfer has made a huge name for himself as one of the stars of Fox’s hit TV show Glee, we have only seen him on our big screens in the coming of age flick STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, which he also wrote the screenplay for. Will this be the first of many film roles for Colfer? Of course it will.

NOEL is aiming to start production in the summer.

Source: Screendaily


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  1. StephieStrain

    May 21, 2014 at 5:40 am

    This is fantastic casting! Chris Colfer is an excellent choice for the young Noël Coward. He’s a very versatile and talented young actor. I hope that the Tony Trio, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McKellan and Jonathan Pryce also join the cast of “Noël”!

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