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James Corden for BBC2 comedy The Wrong Mans

James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors

Story by Jack Foley

JAMES Corden is to star in a new BBC2 comedy called The Wrong Mans.

He will star alongside Mathew Baynton (Horrible Histories, Spy) as a pair of office workers who become caught up in a criminal conspiracy.

When Sam (Baynton) discovers a ringing phone at the scene of a horrific car crash, the two men realise that it is up to them to step up and save the day.

Baynton, who also co-wrote the series with Corden, commented: “James and I dreamt up The Wrong Mans during a break on the set of Gavin And Stacey four years ago. I’m excited to be working with the BBC and Hulu to finally make it a reality.”

Filming on the project is due to commence in January 2013 and will be directed and produced by Jim Field Smith (Episodes).

Corden is currently in-demand. He recently won a Tony Award for his performance in the play One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway and will reportedly play the role of former Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts in a new film.

He is also said to be eying a role alongside Meryl Streep in a movie adaptation of Broadway musical Into The Woods.

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