Hollywood star Meryl Streep is reportedly in talks to portray veteran singer Susan Boyle in an upcoming biopic.
The 52-year-old former Britain's Got Talent winner's
unexpected rise to fame is heading to the big screen and one
of the names on the short list to play Boyle is Streep, 64,
"I wouldn't like to be in the film myself. I'd like
someone to play me. Probably Meryl Streep - I understand she
has been approached," Boyle said during an interview.
The Iron Lady actress is reportedly not the only woman
in line for the part as both Catherine Zeta-Jones and Glenn
Close have also been tapped.
Since the opera singer was crowned the winner of Britain's
Got Talent in 2009, Boyle has sold more than 19 million albums
worldwide, earned two Grammy nominations and been honoured on
stage with a musical based on her life.
It is believed that the biopic is being produced by
Britain's Got Talent heads Simon Cowell and Fox Searchlight.