The new face of late (late) night! British theater, film, and TV star James Corden has been tapped to replace Craig Ferguson on CBS’ The Late Late Show, The Wrap reports.
The Tony-winning funnyman, 35, currently stars in Keira Knightley’s Begin Again and has a lead role as The Baker (alongside Meryl Streep and other Hollywood A-Listers) in the musical film adaptation of Into the Woods, which hits theaters on Christmas Day.
Ferguson announced his decision to part ways with CBS in April, telling his studio audience, “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.”
Corden is well-known in Britain, but has yet to fully break into the entertainment business in America. In 2012 he won the Tony Award for his hilarious performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, beating out James Earl Jones, John Lithgow, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.