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Planning a 'sensitive and honest' film

25 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Susan Boyle

Though she hasn’t been in the headlines recently, it would appear that the enduring appeal of spBritain’s Got Talent singing sensation Susan Boyle has reached the next stage of worldwide awareness, because someone wants to make a biopic about her. That someone is Fox Searchlight’s Lucas Webb.

The executive has snapped up Boyle’s life rights, along with the option to adapt musical I Dreamed A Dream. The eventual plan is to blend both into a film about Boyle’s life that will be full of music. 

I Dreamed A Dream – named, of course, for the song from Les Miserables that launched Boyle into ‘net and then mainstream stardom after performing it on BGT in 2009 – chronicles her life from infancy in Scotland to the rigours of sudden international fame. The show has been touring the UK before heading to Australia and the West End. 

This one is still at an early stage with no writer, director or cast yet, but expect Fox to pursue it with Simon Cowell-like intensity.


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RE: This news article ...
Wow, what's up with all the hate here?! Not that I'm interested in Susan Boyle's career or anything, but this "biopic" sounds like it might have a story, something in the sense of a poor housewife from some English town, living in poverty and then getting her big break after a small audition, or whatever. Nothing that we haven't seen before, but I can see that happening. I doubt there would've be as much negativity if it was the same biopic without Susan Boyle's name on it. But yeah, whether it More

Posted by Powka at 06:11 on 02 December 2012 | Report This Post

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L: Rebel scum The real question is whether or not we'll have a black Susan Boyle. HorseBo! More

Posted by UTB at 22:04 on 01 December 2012 | Report This Post

Toby jones to play her!
Add a bit of stubble and he's a dead ringer!! More

Posted by mclane1 at 13:08 on 30 November 2012 | Report This Post

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The Michael Jai White for SuBo bandwagon starts here... More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 10:29 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

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The real question is whether or not we'll have a black Susan Boyle. More

Posted by Rebel scum at 16:26 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

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L: Nicky C Shut up! ot going to take offence at this, but this is exactly what I'm talking about. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:35 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

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Shut up! More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:21 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

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It's just that way you tackled those anti 3D opinions that rubbed me up the wrong way. You were being disrespectful and you just can't go that way with it. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 12:52 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

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Monstercat: I've never said that 3D makes a bad film good. I just think that complaining about 3D is infantile when you have the choice between 2D and 3D. I subscribe to the 'just don't buy it' way of thinking. So, if this film IS in 3D I still want to be buried alive, but I'll happy put on my 3D specs first. If it's 3D IMAX, then bury me alive with my 3D specs in a really, really big hole. More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:36 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

Seriously!? Finally something more pointless than X factor or BGT
How on earth will they pad this rubbish out? Surely it will just jump staright to Simon Cowell saying how she originally applied for a record deal, was not deemed "x-material" and therefore was placed on Bitains Got Talent to win one of his fixed and pointless television shows so he could get even richer by ripping off hard working Britions (although those who stump up money money for those shows will get no sympathy from me). (I do not wish to be overly disrepectful, but I have to mak More

Posted by Leonard or Sammy at 19:34 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

Consider this my last will and testament! In the event these film gets made I shall be taking my own life! More

Posted by combourg at 18:17 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

Hard Boyled™ More

Posted by robbiewilk at 15:17 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

One name springs to mind.
Meryl Streep. She must be in the running for this. More

Posted by Rectifier at 14:37 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

This is the most absurd film idea I've heard all year. Congratulations Fox you've just made my day worse! More

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L: Nicky C ... makes me want to be buried alive. ould you watch it if it was in 3D? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 11:01 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Fox Plans Susan Boyle Biopic
After his song and dance routine in The Master, I'm pretty confident he could do a SuBo. More

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RE: Fox Plans Susan Boyle Biopic
I'm calling Philip Seymour Hoffman for the lead role now. More

Posted by Harry Tuttle at 10:55 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

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... makes me want to be buried alive. More

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Drinking Game
Have a drink when the word "journey" is mentioned More

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I presume it'll need to be an 18 certificate if they include scenes from #susanalbumparty More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 08:06 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

I can't think of a bigger insult to a woman than to contact her and say she would be perfect for the role of Susan Boyle. More

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L: ED-209 Oh dear God. No disrespect to the woman but this is getting bloody ridiculous now. ow so? More

Posted by UTB at 22:02 on 25 November 2012 | Report This Post

"enduring appeal"........ I read further into the article, because I assumed that this was setting me up for some hilarious gag, but it turns out it was actually serious. Does anyone want to know more about the attention-lusting numpty dumpty that hasn't already been forced on them thanks to news starved media? I seriously doubt it! More

Posted by shitneck at 19:52 on 25 November 2012 | Report This Post

Oh dear God. No disrespect to the woman but this is getting bloody ridiculous now. More

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