Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Susan Boyle in James Cameron Film
Susan Boyle’s shock and awe performance on Britain’s Got Talent set her on an all-too-familiar trajectory towards the formulaic production of fame and pop-culture infamy. The first step: a Youtube video that caught on quicker than swine flu. Next, reports intellectualizing the world’s interest and emotional instability. Shortly thereafter a Wikipedia page emerged, along with the media frenzy, nay, circus that documented her every brow pluck and lipstick purchase. It was only a matter of (lightning fast) time before a movie deal made its way to producers’ claws, and if the rumors are true, this could be a Titanic production.
Apparently, Catherine Zeta-Jones has expressed interest in playing Boyle and has been asking about the inevitable film rights. As if to cheapen Boyle’s heartwarming story just a bit more, James Cameron is rumored to be the one shopping around script ideas.
While the resemblance Zeta-Jones bears to the reality star may be uncanny, the femme fatale isn’t the first to enter the race to the Boyle-biopic finish line. A source from the show reports, “This is one of many requests we have had to play Susan, for movie deals and for stories of her life.” No offense to Z-J, but thinking more like Kathy Bates.