Susan Boyle is dreaming a dream – of her very own movie. Following the release of Paul Potts-inspired biopic One Chance, starring James Corden, SuBo was asked whether a long-rumoured film of her life was still on the cards.
"There are plans in operation for that," she replied, before adding, "watch this space."
The comments came during a press launch of Boyle's Christmas single, a duet of O Come, All Ye Faithful, which will feature the voice of the late, great Elvis Presley.
Boyle's upbringing and meteoric rise to fame certainly has ample fodder for a feature film. Prior to her second-place finish in the 2009 Britain's Got Talent final, the majority of her experience came from singing in her local Catholic church and performing karaoke nights at local pubs.
But her first audition for Simon Cowell's ITV talent contest earned her rapturous applause and a standing ovation for her rendition of Les Misérables song I Dreamed A Dream. Within nine days of her first appearance on television, the YouTube video of her performance had received 100 million hits and Boyle's profile soared amongst the international media.
She finished runner-up in the final behind dance troupe Diversity, and subsequently checked in to psychiatric clinic, The Priory, but her first record, I Dreamed a Dream, became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time. Since then she has released three further albums, and performed all over the world, as well as duetting with her idol, Elaine Paige.
Last year Fox Searchlight acquired the rights to the 52-year-old's life story and the UK musical of her journey, I Dreamed A Dream, but it is not yet clear if Boyle was referring to the same project at yesterday's press conference. The stage show follows the singer's life from infancy through to her sudden international fame and opened to generally positive reviews when it premiered in Newcastle in March 2012.