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Janis Joplin biopic still in the works; to be directed by Fernando Meirelles and starring Amy Adams

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 15th, 2010

Now this is a film I can get behind.

According to an interview with Fear Net, TWILIGHT producer Wyck Godfrey said the long talked about biopic based on the life of Janis Joplin (once starring Zooey Deschanel and called THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JANIS) is currently still in the works.  Not only that, but it even has a star and director. Hit the jump for the full story.

The producer said that “a Fernando Meirelles Janis Joplin movie with Amy Adams playing Janis Joplin,” is on his company’s slate. This means that the film, once set to follow the last day in the singer’s life, is still apparently in the works.

One would believe that this film is different than GOSPEL, but at this point any guess is as good as mine. All I do know is that this most likely will be a bit of a ways off, as Meirelles has announced he is directing the Peter Morgan penned sex drama, 360. This one could very well move ahead of that film, particularly if Godfrey actually has the film on his release slate. So, as of the writing of this, not much is really known about the film.

But, this is one I can’t wait for. Meirelles is a brilliant filmmaker, and Adams is an inspired choice to play the singer.  Overall, you really couldn’t ask, for a better project. At least, in my opinion.

Source  Fear Net, via The Playlist

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  • Pam G

    Please give Cee Cee James a look at for the part of Janis Joplin, she is from the Northwest, I promise you will be amazed by her.
    http://www.ceeceejames.com or listen to her on youtube. I believe she deserves a chance, and an interview by Fernandom Meirelles, or Penelope Speeris, or Wyck Godfrey. You will not be disappointed and amazed by her. I so do believe in Cee Cee James for that part, she is awesome, and sounds so close as close as I have found to Janis, she channels Janis, does not try to be Janis, but just fortunately for her sound almost exactly like her.

  • Anna B

    Yes you are absolutely right! Cee Cee James is an amazing talant, and does have that Janis Sound, unbelieveable resemblence! I agree she would be primo for the part of Janis in the Biopic. Everyone should really listen to her music. http://www.ceeceejames.com or go to http://www.youtube.com to listen to her as I did. I hope she gets the attention she deserves, and this will get to the producers!!!! CEE CEE JAMES!!!!

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