Glenn Close has been cast in the Susan Boyle biopic that portrays the reality TV star, according to The Sun. The newspaper also reported that Boyle had wanted Elaine C. Smith, a Scottish actress best known for her role in a BBC sitcom, to play the part.
Close may be a surprising choice for the role, but not as surprising as other considerations. Robin Williams was quoted in 2009 as wanting a chance to play the singer, and The Daily Mail said Catherine Zeta-Jones also showed interested.
Boyle rose to fame after her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.