One cannot forget Susan Boyle‘s extraordinary audition on Britain’s Got Talent in April 2009. Her jaw-dropping performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” has made her one of the world’s most beloved stars. And now, after years of never-ending rumors, a film about her rags-to-riches rise is finally in the works.
According to The Sun, five-time Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close has signed on to portray the best-selling Scottish songstress.
“The film is full steam ahead now the leading role is sorted,” a source revealed. “It was always going to be a tricky one to cast.”
It’s being said that those involved with the film “wanted a big Hollywood name for the role.” But Boyle was hopeful that a Scottish actress might be considered, and apparently had her eye on Glasgow-born comedienne Elaine C. Smith. Smith is best known for playing Mary “Mary Doll” Nesbitt on the BBC sitcom, Rab C. Nesbitt.
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