Lee Daniels May Direct Janis Joplin Biopic with Amy Adams

By Kirsten Anderson Movie News

Lee Daniels may head back to the '60s.

It seems like it was ages ago–okay, 2010– that we heard Amy Adams had been cast in a biopic of Janis Joplin with Fernando Meirelles to direct. There’s been no word about it since, though, which is no surprise–Hollywood is littered with stories about plans to make a Janis Joplin biopic.

Now, though, we have something–Meirelles is out, it seems, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee Daniels is in the running to take over “Get It While You Can,” as the film is titled. Ron Terry and Theresa Kounin-Terry wrote the script.

If you don’t know, Joplin was one of the iconic singers of the 1960s, with songs like “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart” to her credit. She died at age 27 in 1970 of a heroin overdose, only a few weeks after Jimi Hendrix died from drug use.

Daniels has “The Paperboy” in theaters right now and is currently filming “The Butler.” Adams will next be seen in a small part in “On the Road” and next summer in “Man of Steel.”

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