Tony winner James Corden could be the next host of CBS' The Late Late Show. According to The Wrap, someone close to the circumstances believes that the Tony winner will be taking over for Craig Ferguson when he steps down from the show in December.
Corden had been reported to be in negotiation to star as Pseudolus in a Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Alex Timbers. A spokesperson for the production said: "Plans for the Spring 2015 Broadway production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum continue. The star, additional casting, theater and dates will be announced in the near future."
Corden, who stars as the Baker in the upcoming Into the Woods film adaptation, earned a Tony for his portrayal of Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors after originating the role in London. He also appeared in The History Boys on Broadway and in the West End. In addition to Into the Woods, Corden’s screen credits include One Chance, in which he played Britain’s Got Talent sensation Paul Potts, Begin Again, The Three Musketeers, Gulliver’s Travels, The Gruffalo, Gavin & Stacey and Horne & Corden.