Lee Daniels Says Janis Joplin Biopic Will be His Next Project
After almost a decade in development hell, it looks as though the long-delayed Janis Joplin biopic will finally see the light of day (fingers crossed).
“This is my next project for sure,” he says in the article. “I had no idea Janis Joplin was so smart — intellectual, even. Look, some of the smartest people in the world have been drug addicts.”
Amy Adams is currently set to play the tragic, drug-addicted rock star. Adams has been attached since 2010, when the project was to be directed by City of God helmer Fernando Meirelles. Previous attached stars include Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon and Catherine Hardwicke.
After he’s finished with the Joplin film, Daniels says he wants to focus on making a screen adaptation of the popular musical Miss Saigon as well as a “horror film.”
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