'Dallas Buyers Club' Director Boards Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic
For years now, Amy Adams has been more than a little interested in getting a biopic about iconic rock star Janis Joplin off the ground. Reports have been circling since 2010 when Fernando Meirelles (City Of God) was going to direct, and a couple years ago Lee Daniels boarded the film, back when it was being called Get It While You Can. However, now the film scripted by Ron & Theresa Terry is untitled and has a new director. Deadline reports it will be Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-March Vallee behind the camera, fresh off his buzzed work on Wild starring Reese Witherspoon, another likely Oscar contender. Read on!
Previously, the project was said to only chronicle one day in the life of the singer of songs such as Piece of My Heart and Me and Bobby McGee. But maybe it will employ flashbacks on the day her drug addiction finally led to a heroin overdose at 27-years old. One thing's for sure, and that's Adams will do her own singing as Joplin. However, since there was another Joplin biopic in the works a couple years ago with the exclusive rights to 21 of Joplin's most famous tunes along with the rights to Love, Janis, a collection of letters from the singer that was published by her sister Laura Joplin, and the David Dalton book Piece Of My Heart. So what is this other project working from? We'll find out.