Hey wait, Susan Boyle is still a thing? You might remember a few years ago the singer took the world by storm on “Britain’s Got Talent,” belting out “I Dreamed A Dream” from “Les Miserables,” and bringing down the house, earning pretty much overnight success. She has since gone on to sell millions of records, pack venues for her concerts and has had a stage musical mounted about her life. And now her story is headed to the big screen.
Fox Searchlight has picked up Boyle’s life rights as well as those for the musical “I Dreamed A Dream” to develop a biopic about the singer. And that’s about it for now. There’s no writer, director or star attached just yet, but the ambition will be to make this “a sensitive and honest biopic” that will tell the story of a working class girl from Scotland who was suddenly launched into fame and acclaim, and how she learned to deal with it. So, basically your standard stuff.
Given that fellow reality show star Paul Potts also has his own biopic “One Chance” now shooting with James Corden in the lead, we guess ‘movies on British reality singing show sensations’ is now a trend. But whether or not these movies will have much traction outside the U.K. remains to be seen. But it’s inspiring stuff, and if you need to be reminded of what captured the attention of the world in the first place, just watch below. [Deadline]