Lee Daniels Making Janis Joplin Biopic Next & Wants to Do Horror Too

August 22, 2013
Source: THR

Lee Daniels

Now that Lee Daniels is all finished with his historical drama, legally obligated to be titled Lee Daniels' The Butler due to a stupid lawsuit thrown at The Weinstein Company, he's ready for the next one. As we heard last fall, the director was slated to make Get It While You Can, a biopic on rock singer Janis Joplin, which has Amy Adams attached to play the rock goddess. Now Daniels has told THR that is definitely his next film. For those who don't recall it sounds like the film will chronicle just one day in the life of the iconic singer (according to the IMDb page). Plus, Daniels also seems to have his next two films planned. Read on!

Following the Janis Joplin biopic, Daniels says he still has an eye on getting the musical Miss Saigon to the big screen. The famous story is a retelling of Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly about an American GI who falls in love with a Vietnamese bar girl during the Vietnam War in the 1970s and then abandons her. But he's been hoping to do that since 2009, so who knows if it will actually get off the ground. Still, Daniels says, "After Joplin, I'm hoping to get Miss Saigon off the ground. And then -- I want to make a horror movie!" A horror movie in the hands of Lee Daniels, a director who has shown no hint of subtlety in his dramas like Precious and The Butler? Now that might be worth seeing. Thoughts?

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