Date: 6th August 2007

Cowell to make 'Pop Idol movie'

The X Factor and American Idol judge Simon Cowell is to make a movie set behind the scenes of a TV talent show.

The film, currently titled Star Struck, will tell the fictional story of 10 contestants in a singing contest.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Pop Idol judge said: "We want it to be the musical version of Rocky - an underdog story, a feelgood film."

Cowell will help pick the lead characters from open auditions like those used on his talent shows.

Cowell, who will produce the film, said he wanted complete unknowns to be the stars.

Source: Press Release