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Can Amy Adams Pull Off Janis Joplin Biopic? Lee Daniels Thinks So

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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."



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The thing that was so charming about Janis was that she wasn't a traditional 'pretty' girl. Maybe they can make this work without reinventing Miss Joplin as a size 4 pin-up girl. One of the main reason she became a train wreck and died young was because people made fun of her appearance.

I'm still bitter that the new Carrie has a cute girl in ugly clothes, completely ignoring the cruel shallow issue she faced.