In the midst of an interview with movie producer Wyck Godfrey about the Twilight Saga, Fearnet.com learned from an off-hand comment that Amy Adams is attached to star in a long-gestating Janis Joplin biopic. We knew that the project’s script had seen a number of revisions, and that Fernando Meirelles (City of Men) was set to direct, but until now it was unknown who would actually be playing the famed 1960s singer. Deadline confirms that Adams will play Joplin in the biopic, although no studio is yet involved.
I’m not sure what to think about this casting – Amy Adams seems pretty saccharine to play the rebellious, screamy blues singer, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 (a full 8 years younger than Adams is now). Still, I guess she’s probably closer to the mark than Zooey Deschanel, who was originally attached to the project. And Adams’ singing itself it actually not that bad – check out the videos below.
Not terrible, right? But it remains to be seen whether Adams can pull of this: