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Boyle: Streep can play me in film

Meryl Streep has reportedly been "approached" to play Susan Boyle on the big screen, the singer has revealed.

The Oscar-winning Iron Lady actress is being tipped to portray the Scottish songstress, who shot to fame after appearing in ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent in 2009, in a forthcoming biopic.

Susan, who is dubbed Su-Bo, said she has no interest in playing herself in the film, telling Metro: "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," the 52-year-old added.

Susan confirmed a film about her life was in the pipeline in October, but said it would not go into production until "later on" in her career.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Glenn Close have also been tipped for the role.

The film would be the third big-screen outing for a Britain's Got Talent act, following One Chance about the show's first winner Paul Potts. A movie about Pudsey the dancing dog, who won the series in 2012, is also in the works, with David Walliams to voice the canine.

Susan, who will release her fifth album Home For Christmas on November 25, has sold more than 19 million albums worldwide. Her first audition, in which she sung I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables, has been viewed over 130 million times on YouTube.

She will also make a cameo appearance in a new film, Christmas Candle, and has her eye set on more acting.

"I play Church Warden's wife. I found it very challenging. I would love to go on and do comedy. I have an outrageous sense of humour," she said.

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