Excitement builds for Paul Potts's biopic One Chance
IT has been kept under wraps for the past year — but now a sneak peek of Paul Potts's big screen biopic has been revealed.
Excitement is now building as One Chance is due to hit cinemas on October 25.
More than 500 extras were called up to help shoot the film last year, which was partly set in Port Talbot, and tells the story of the Britain's Got Talent winner.
The film stars Gavin and Stacey actor James Corden as Potts, and The Iron Lady actress Alexandra Roach from Ammanford, as his wife Julie Ann Cooper.
Scenes were shot on Aberavon Beach, outside Aberafan Shopping Centre, at the Twelve Knights pub in Margam and at Port Talbot railway station.
The cameras also rolled at Edward Street and Forge Road in the town centre and at St Catharine's Church in Baglan.
Lisa Smith, owner of The Flower Box, created the flowers for the wedding scene and her shop was also made part of the film set.
"We can't wait to see the film," she said.
"Hopefully the flowers will be shown and there was a scene shot outside the shop, but I don't know if that is definitely going in.
"It will be nice to see us on the big screen."
Twelve Knights assistant manager, Bethan Drummer, said all the staff are looking forward to seeing the film.
"It will be nice to see it on the big screen," she said.
"They filmed here for a couple of days."
As well as Port Talbot, the film was shot in Venice and London and also features Julie Walters, Star Trek's Colm Meaney and Mackenzie Crook.
The trailer begins with a young Potts explaining about how his love of music often saw him getting into trouble, with Corden's voiceover saying: "As long as I can remember I've wanted to sing."
The film follows his ups and downs which all lead to his life-changing decision to enter Britain's Got Talent. One Chance — which is named after Potts's album which topped the charts in nine countries — was directed by David Frankel, who made The Devil Wears Prada, and produced by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Mr Frankel, said: "It's just the Rocky story. I think most people were not aware of the full extent of the adversity that Potts suffered, but it's also a love story.
"It's a story of this guy who meets a woman online, a guy with no confidence, still living at home with his parents and working in a Carphone Warehouse, and he meets this woman who just believes in him. Almost for no reason. Because she loves him, she believes in him, and she won't let him give up his dream."