A movie about Susan Boyle’s life is in the works, with American actress Glenn Close set to play the reclusive singer.
The movie will chart SuBo’s incredible rise to fame, from her first performance on Britain’s Got Talent through to her singing for the pope, taking America by storm and appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show.

The I Dreamed A Dream singer has given her blessing for the biopic to be made but had initially wanted Scottish actress Elaine C Smith, best known for her role in Rab C. Nesbitt, to play her.

But as Susan is a bigger hit in the US than she is here in Blighty, producers wanted a Hollywood star to take the lead role.

“The film is full steam ahead now the leading role is sorted,” an insider told The Sun. “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.”

The movie is expected to start shooting later this year.