‘On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.’ THR brings word that Lee Daniels (The Paperboy) is in talks to direct the project, titled Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.
Amy Adams (The Master) has been attached since 2012 to star as the late singer in a biopic that focuses on one day in her life.
Well, it seems Daniels longs for biopics while making The Butler this past summer. Whatever the reason, the Philadelphia native is expected to shepherd the long-gestating project that is currently being financed independently, but Focus Features are eying getting involved.
The Janis Joplin project had previously tapped Fernando Meirelles and Catherine Hardwicke as the helmers and before Adams, it was Renee Zellweger who was courted to tackle the female lead.
And for those who didn’t grow up in the psychedelic sixties, as a lead singer with her unique and powerful voice, Joplin was behind a string of hits such as Summertime, Piece Of My Heart and Me And Bobby McGee. She was part of the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival, but she died of a drugs overdose just over a year later.
The Get It While You Can film comes from a script by Ron Terry, who worked on a 2000 TV biopic of Jimi Hendrix, and his wife Teresa Kounin-Terry.