By now, you've probably heard of Susan Boyle. The 47-year-old British woman went on Britain's Got Talent, talked about her cat and never being kissed, and you could see all the eyes setting her up to be the next William Hung. Then she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables, the jaws dropped, she got a standing ovation, and became an Internet sensation.

All sensations get, at the very least, some movie rumors, and Boyle is no exception. According to the Telegraph, word on the street says that Simon Cowell is currently fighting off Hollywood offers, and that Boyle herself has been offered a movie role by Darla Rae. The site even goes so far as to say that Demi Moore might be interested in playing her in a film, since she Twittered about the performance making her cry. Oh, how that silly comment misses the point.

What would a Boyle film be about? Being born with minor brain damage, having learning difficulties, and being called "Susie Simple"? Please -- let's not make her the next "weird person" of the moment, and use the gal until the masses tire of the "spectacle" and ditch her. All too often, Hollywood strives for entertainment at any price, and we let it. After weeks of reading about the poor kids of Slumdog Millionaire, it would be nice to see some real people be treated with care and even a sliver of forethought.

And if you've somehow missed the Boyle craze, you can see her big number here.
categories Cinematical