Sinead O’Connor ‘was in talks for biopic about her life’ weeks before death and wanted two MAJOR Hollywood stars to take pivotal roles
In the days leading up to her tragic passing, music sensation Sinead O’Connor was rumoured to be deep in discussions for an upcoming biopic inspired by her life.
According to insiders, the iconic artist had been considering a star-studded cast for the pivotal role, which included Hollywood’s Demi Moore.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was also in the running to play an earlier stage in Sinead’s life as well as Niamh Algar.
The film would have been based on her June 2021 autobiography Rememberings.
A source told The Sun: ‘Sinéad was keen to explore making her memoir into her film and she had a raft of ideas about how it would look on screen.
Magic movie: In the days leading up to her tragic passing , music sensation Sinead O’Connor was rumoured to be deep in discussions for an upcoming biopic inspired by her life
‘She had a huge amount of respect for Demi and thought Niamh was a real rising star after she saw her in her TV series The Virtues.
‘Sinéad, too, thought Saoirse was fierce and loved her from her film Brooklyn in 2015 when she played an Irish migrant.’
The source explained that when exploring initial concepts for the film, Sinead liked the idea of a ‘triptych approach’ and envisioned a film that would spotlight three distinct actresses.
They added that this creative direction playfully alluded to the Catholic Church’s symbolic trinity of father, son, and the Holy Ghost and added a touch of satire into the narrative.
According to the publication Sinéad’s management company had been planning an album and tour, as well as the biopic film.
More than 3,000 people gathered in her hometown to mourn the star with many sobbing while singing ‘Nothing Compares to U’ in a moving final farewell following her sudden death in London last month.
Sinéad’s eulogy said she ‘suffered more than her share of hardship and adversity’.
Imam Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri added: ‘Gifted with a voice that moved a generation of young people, she could reduce listeners to tears by her otherworldly resonance.
Cool cast: According to insiders, Sinead envisioned a film that would spotlight three distinct actresses, one of which she hoped to be Hollywood’s Demi Moore
Firm favourite: Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was supposedly also in the running with insiders saying Sinead found her fierce and loved her in the film Brooklyn in 2015
Top three: It is thought Niamh Algar who has starred in The Virtue and Raised by Wolves was also on Sinead’s radar
‘Sinéad’s voice carried with it an undertone of hope, of finding one’s way home.
‘The Irish people have long found solace in song from the sufferings of this lower abode, and Sinéad was no exception, and in sharing that solace, she brought joy to countless people the world over.’
Sinéad – who suffered years of mental health battles – shot to stardom in 1990 following her cover of the then-unreleased Prince track of Nothing Compares 2 U.
On Friday Jedward’s John played a touching tribute to the fellow Irish star with an emotional cover of the song.