Meryl Streep To Play Susan Boyle In Upcoming Biopic?

11/18/2013 03:20 pm ET
AP

Susan Boyle reportedly has a huge star lined up to play her in the biopic about her life.

The 52-year-old singer, who rose to fame as a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent," recently spoke to Metro about the upcoming film. Boyle voiced her resistance to appearing in the movie, saying, "I wouldn’t like to be in the film myself." As to who is up for the role, Boyle revealed, "I’d like someone to play me. Probably Meryl Streep -- I understand she has been approached."

While Streep has yet to comment on the rumored casting, the celebrated actress has earned Oscar nominations and awards for her past portrayals of real people, such as Julia Child for 2009's "Julie & Julia" and her part as Margaret Thatcher in 2011's "The Iron Lady," which won Streep the award for Best Actress. HuffPost Entertainment contacted Streep's representatives for more information on Boyle's quote; this post will be updated if and when they respond.

Due out from Fox, the upcoming biopic was confirmed by Boyle earlier this year. Fox Searchlight acquired rights to Boyle's story, as well as the British musical "I Dreamed A Dream" which she inspired.

For more on Boyle, head over to Metro.

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