Tony Award winner James Corden has been singled out as a potential replacement for talk-show host Craig Ferguson, who will be departing the Late Late Show this December. While CBS has refused to confirm or comment on the situation, Variety reports that close sources have confirmed that the British actor is in contention for the job.
Corden is best known to New York theatergoers for his Tony-winning performance in Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012. He additionally performed in the 2004 Broadway cast of The History Boys. He was recently rumored to be in talks to star as Pseudolus in a fall revival production of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, though no plans for the musical have been confirmed.
Ferguson announced his impending departure from the Late Late Show this past spring, stating in a network-released statement, "CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much."