Here’s a movie I’ll be avoiding like the plague. Susan Boyle will be played by Glenn Close in a new biopic which follows Boyle’s rise to fame.
I personally can’t think of a worse idea for a movie, will Glenn Close be sitting on a couch with all her cats for 40+ years, then audition for Britain’s Got Talent? Then…well…the end.
Okay not fair on my part, well not fully, but honestly Boyle just started her career and a biopic seems quite premature. According to UK reports Close will play Boyle as she auditions for the talent show and then through the last several years in which she has released two top-selling albums.
Perhaps producers will even throw in Boyle’s Oprah interview and performance for the Pope.
It also turns out that Glenn Close wasn’t Boyle’s first choice for the role, she wanted Elaine C. Smith to play the role, but producers wanted a big name in Hollywood to jump on board.
An insider told British Tabloid The Sun:
“The film is full steam ahead now the leading role is sorted. It was always going to be a tricky one to cast. Susan’s incredible story is so well-known across the planet that the film is bound to go down a storm. Glenn has played some imposing women in the past including Alex Forrest, who boils the pet rabbit in ‘Fatal Attraction’. But this might just be her biggest role yet.”
Filming begins later this year but no title has been given to the movie at this time.