Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle, who surprised the world with her stunning rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2008, is getting a biopic, and the woman who may play her is equally as surprising: Meryl Streep.
Boyle, who confirmed that a film about her life is currently in development, told Metro U.K. that she didn’t want to appear in the movie — as herself or a cameo — but she had an idea of who might fill her shoes.
“Probably Meryl Streep — I understand she has been approached,” Boyle said.
HuffPost Entertainment reached out to Streep’s representatives for comment, but so far there’s been no word from Meryl’s camp about the veracity of Boyle’s statements. Streep would certainly be suited for the part; in addition to being a chameleonic actress who recently won an Oscar for playing another famous Brit (Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”), she also has the pipes to portray Boyle, and would most likely do her own singing should she snag the role.
In the meantime, Boyle is set to make her acting debut in a holiday film called “Christmas Candle.” If Streep says no, perhaps the singer will change her tune and consider playing herself after all.
from The Moviefone Blog http://news.moviefone.com/2013/11/18/susan-boyle-meryl-streep-movie/