Robin Williams to Play Susan Boyle?
The good news for Susan Boyle: Her life story may be coming to the big screen, in a movie starring a show-biz legend.
The bad news: That legend is Robin Williams.
Williams tells British newspaper the Telegraph that he’s been approached to play the Britain’s Got Talent sensation in a movie—and being a big fan of the Scottish songbird, he just may consider it.
“I’ve been asked if I want to play Susan in the movie,” Williams revealed. “I think she’s incredible. That clip of her singing on Britain’s Got Talent was extraordinary. So inspiring. It was quite a shock when she began to sing. I saw some other clip of her singing ‘Cry Me A River’ a few years ago. It was incredible. She’s got a really great voice.”
As implausible as all this may seem, Williams might just have the chops to pull off the role. The comedian went full drag for the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire, in which he played a divorced father who goes undercover as a housekeeper so he can spend more time with his kids.
And, Williams notes, he has been brushing up by entertaining his pals with his SuBo impression.
Let us know in the comments section: Would you pay good money to see Robin Williams play Susan Boyle in a movie?