Three years after wowing Simon Cowell and millions of other viewers with her excellent rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" at the Britain's Got Talent auditions, Susan Boyle's fame continues to grow. The singer may not have won the season of the British talent competition series, but she's achieved some measure of success since appearing on the show, including a very successful debut album and a stage musical based on her life. And now it looks like a movie based on the musical is in the works.
Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight has acquired the life rights to Boyle, along with the rights to the successful musical based on her story, I Dreamed a Dream. It sounds like they're looking to combine aspects of Boyle's life with the musical that's already done that for a re-imagined feature, with the goal to put together “a sensitive and honest biopic infused with music.” At this point, there's no screenwriter or director set for the project, but Searchlight has it "front and center," so perhaps we'll hear updates on that soon enough.
The song "I Dreamed a Dream" has made a recent comeback, thanks to the trailers for the feature adaptation of Les Miserables, which arrives in theaters next month. But before Anne Hathaway breathed new, emotional life into Fantine's song for the upcoming film, Susan Boyle sang it at the Britain's Got Talent auditions. The then-47-year-old woman impressed the judges and a visibly dubious audience from the first few notes. The video of the audition went viral soon after, and the rest is history. Here's the audition that put Boyle on the map:
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