Amy Adams’ Janis Joplin Biopic Brings Director Jean March-Vallee Onboard

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Actress Amy Adams (American Hustle, Man of Steel) has been trying to get a biopic about iconic blues/rock singer Janis Joplin onto the big screen for a number of years now, and now some news regarding a new director has surfaced from Deadline. Jean March-Vallee, who just directed Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyer’s Club last year, has been brought on to helm the movie, which will come from an untitled script by Ron and Theresa Terry. Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27, but during the mid 1960s, she and The Big Brother Holding Company released several blues/rock albums with songs like Piece Of My Heart, Cry Baby, and Me And Bobby McGee, and played at the famous Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, making Joplin a figure of rock legend. I’d actually be pretty interested if this one got underway, especially given Adams’ track record and passion for the singer’s life, but we’ll keep an eye out for further news or additional casting.

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