Chris Colfer may lead Noel Coward biopic
It’s been a big spring for Chris Colfer. Last week saw the debut of the first Glee episode he wrote — and now, according to ScreenDaily, Colfer has reportedly signed on to star in a Noel Coward biopic, tentatively titled Noel.
The film, which focuses on the life and influences of the famous British playwright — best known for his classic works Private Lives and Blithe Spirit — will be produced by Joe Stephenson with a script by Martin Sherman (Bent, Mrs. Henderson Presents). Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce are also in are in talks to join the cast.
Developed in conjunction with the British Film Institute and the Noel Coward Estate, this will be the second feature film for the British director, who recently finished work on the drama Chicken, starring Yasmin Paige. Production is set to begin in the UK in late summer.
Colfer’s rep hasn’t yet responded to EW’s request for comment.