Singer Susan Boyle, made famous by her performances on talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, is to make her film debut starring opposite Sam Barks, who also rose to fame after appearing on a talent show, in a period piece titled ‘The Christmas Candle’.
The film is based on a novella written by American author and preacher Max Lucado. The story, set in the 1890s in an English village where blessed candles answer people’s prayers.
The film also features The Hobbit and former Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy, Bafta-nominated actor, John Hannah, and Sherlock Holmes actor Hans Matheson.
Shot on location in the Cotswalds and the Isle of Man, the film will be released in UK cinemas on December 13th.