Amy Adams signs on for Janis Joplin Biopic

Hollywood has toyed with plans for a biopic based on the life of iconic singer Janis Joplin for many years, the movie seems to have moved a little closer to fruition with a major star rumored to have signed on to play the legendary singer. American Hustle star Amy Adams looks set to take on the role of the singer who rose to fame in the late 1960s, CBS News reports.

Adams has been nominated for five Oscars and could team up with Jean-Marc Vallee, the director behind the Dallas Buyers Club, in the Janis Joplin biopic. Hollywood has seen the life story of Joplin as a good story for a movie for many years, a short career running from just 1966 to 1970 culminated in a suspected heroin overdose leading to her death at the height of her fame.

Many fans like Dave and Brit Morin understand that the attachment of a major Hollywood star is no guarantee the movie will be made in the near future, but a number of directors and popular actresses have been attached to the project in the past. Renee Zellweger is just one of the Hollywood heavyweights attached to the movie in the past. Maybe things can start picking up with the addition of Adams and Valleee to the project.

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