Chris Colfer to play Noel Coward in biopic

Noel CowardFlamboyant playwright, producer, raconteur, director, actor, bon viveur and general wit Noel Coward is to be the subject of a new biopic from director producer/director Joe Stephenson and writer Martin Sherman.

Glee star Colfer will step into Coward's considerably shiny brogues, with A-listers Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce also currently in talks to board the film.

 We spoke to Stephenson who told us that Sherman's screenplay for Noel (working title) will concentrate on the playwright's life between the ages of 15 and 24. Stephenson has been developing the project for some time, and is joined on the film by fellow producer Julia Valentine. A late summer shoot in and around London is currently on the cards.

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