Can Amy Adams Pull Off Janis Joplin Biopic? Lee Daniels Thinks So
A Janis Joplin biopic that's been on the books for almost a decade now — and been considered as a vehicle for damn near every under-40 actress out there — is finally looking more concrete. Lee Daniels will direct as his follow-up to The Butler, and he's cast Amy Adams as the lead. She seems a bit ethereal for it, but he defends his choice:

"Guess what? She can sing her a— off! I had no idea Janis Joplin was so smart-intellectual even. Look, some of the smartest people in the world have been drug addicts."

[NYDN]

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