Amy Adams To Star In A Janis Joplin Biopic? Not So Fast.
Many a starlet has dreamed of playing Janis Joplin in a big screen biopic. Over the past 10 years, Lili Taylor, Pink, and Zooey Deschanel have all been one-time picks for the role by producer Peter Newman, who secured the rights to Joplin’s biggest songs, as well as the life rights to her friends and family members for a movie called “The Gospel According to Janis.” But, alas, the film never came to fruition. Ditto for a Joplin movie called “Piece of My Heart,” in which Renee Zellweger was supposed to play the lead role in 2003. And the same fate awaited “Get It While You Can,” a Joplin biopic that was going to be directed by Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” fame and was set to star Reese Witherspoon. But now, this third incarnation of the idea is alive and running again—this time with Amy Adams in the lead and Fernando Meirelles, the dude behind “City of God,” in the director’s chair. So, will this flick, uh, actually happen? We’ll have to wait and see. But with any luck, Amy will be breaking out the bell bottoms and circular sunglasses. [EW]