Katy Perry has been approached to star in a new movie about British opera singer Paul Potts.
Film bosses are preparing to start work on a biopic telling the life story of the star, who found fame by winning Simon Cowell's U.K. reality TV show Britain's Got Talent in 2007.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is backing the project and has now revealed he spoke to Perry about taking a part in the film during a pre-Oscars party in New York last month (Feb12).
Weinstein wants either Perry or British superstar Adele to play Potts' wife, and the I Kissed a Girl hitmaker seemed "genuinely interested" in the job.
He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I was talking to Katy about a new project, a possible dramatic role in the Paul Potts movie, which will be shooting in England soon. We'd really like someone like Katy or Adele to play the role of Potts' wife, and Katy seemed genuinely interested."