Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

A Film Adaptation of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Is On Its Way!

A Film Adaptation of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Is On Its Way!

One Man, Two Guvnors is headed for the big screen!

According to Deadline, producer Damian Jones signed a deal with Fox Searchlight to create a series of films, including a big screen adaptation of James Corden-led play One Man, Two Guvnors.

The film version of the Tony Award-winner is being written by Oli Refson, writer-director of long-running BBC comedy series Uncle. The play's creator Richard Bean and director Nicholas Hytner will be executive producers on the film.

Read more on Deadline.

One Man, Two Guvnors began at the National Theatre in 2011, starring James Corden. Corden then took the production on tour in the UK, and then to the West End in November 2011. It came to Broadway in April 2012, where Corden reprised his role.

The second tour was launched six months later, playing the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The second UK production in London closed in March 2014, before a third tour of the UK began in May 2014.

The Broadway production won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Corden). In addition, it won Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music in a Play (Grant Olding), Outstanding Actor in a Play (Corden), and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Tom Edden). It won the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Corden), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Edden) and Outstanding Director of a Play (Nicholas Hynter).

Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four.

Watch clips from the Broadway production below:


Related Articles
Vote Now for the Best of the Decade Awards

More Hot Stories For You