Fox Searchlight Developing Biopic on Singing Sensation Susan Boyle
by Ethan Anderton
November 26, 2012
Thankfully, most reality TV stars stay confined to the small screen where their fame dwindles over time. However, some of those who end up crafting a longer career deserve more exposure and attention because of some real talent. Such is sometimes the case with contestants on competition programs like "American Idol" or "Britain's Got Talent" (the precursor to the American copycat). That's exactly what happened to Scottish woman Susan Boyle, who became famous pretty much overnight after performing a stunning rendition of the trademark Les Misérables tune I Dreamed a Dream, and now a biopic on Boyle is coming. Read on!
Here's the performance that made Susan Boyle a household name:
Right now, there's a jukebox musical also called I Dreamed a Dream making its way around the United Kingdom, a chronicle of Boyle's life in Scotland as an infant up through her more public life after becoming a singing sensation. Deadline says the film will take elements of that story and combine them with details from her autobiography The Woman I was Born to Be. After making her debut on the music charts in 2009 with an album that became the best-selling record of all time in the United Kingdom, Boyle has become quite the star and garnered plenty of international acclaim. This kind of life tribute seems to be happening a little too quickly, and personally, I think Boyle's story would be better served as a film made much later, but maybe Fox Searchlight is looking to strike while the iron is hot, and get her fans into theaters while Boyle's still at the top of her game.