James Corden says he narrowly missed out playing lead role in Oscar-tipped ‘The Whale’

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James Corden says he narrowly missed out on playing the lead role in Oscar-tipped film ‘The Whale’. ‘The Late Late Show’ host, 44, told Deadline he was going to be its star if it had been directed by Tom Ford, but admitted he may have been “too young” to do the part of a tormented obese teacher justice, which has been played by Brendan Fraser. He said: “I was going to play that part, and Tom Ford was going to direct.” James added George Clooney was once attached to the project, with Deadline reporting the film’s director Darren Aronofsky had confirmed James’ claims. Deadline added George only …

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