Susan Boyle’s rise to stardom to be turned into filmApril 22nd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): Scottish singer Susan Boyle’s rise to fame on Britain’s Got Talent has led to many wanting to make a movie on her life, but show boss Simon Cowell has vowed to produce the film himself.
The 47-year-old virgin has been receiving offers from Hollywood directors, and a host of other countries including Japan, Russia, Brazil and Poland, and movie bosses are now on the hunt for stars to play her part.
Boyle has already been made an offer by US film-maker Darla Rae, who runs Film-It Productions in Colorado.
“Susan’s real-life story is just what my movie Section B is about - chasing your dream no matter what,” the Daily Star quoted Rae as saying.
“When Susan stepped on to the stage and began to sing, tears welled up in my eyes.
“As I watched her, I felt a connection and realized she would be perfect for one of my films,” she said.
But Cowell is determined not to let the multi-million pound movie deal be handled by anyone but his own production company Syco.
“He is as amazed as anyone about how Boylemania has gripped the world,” a source close to him explained.
“Simon can see the business potential in Susan. He’s not only seeing album deals in the UK and the States but also movie and merchandising.
“But he would want the movie to be based around the Britain’s Got Talent brand rather than Susan’s life.
“It would follow her dream of getting on the show and then, of course, she would have to win,” the source added. (ANI)
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