Amy Adams to play the lead in a Janis Joplic biopic

July 17th, 2010 - 2:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, Amy Adams is all set to play the lead role in a Janis Joplic biopic. The news was confirmed by the Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey, who spilled the beans in an interview with FEARnet. He was discussing the upcoming movies by his production company and candidly mentioned that, “one’s a Fernando Meirelles Janis Joplin movie with Amy Adams playing Janis Joplin.”

The project is pretty interesting as there is an Academy Award winner involved with it. The movie is being directed by the Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles. He shot to fame and critical acclaim with his movie ‘City of God’ which was released in 2004. And apart from him the Academy Award winning actress Amy Adams is all set to portray the character of the rocker Janis Joplic.

It ought to be mentioned that this isn’t the first time that a movie is being made on the legendary rocker. Prior to this ‘The Gospel According to Janis’ was being made in which the lead was being played by Zooey Deschanel, but the project was abandoned without being completed.

Janis Joplic was a fighter and a rebel to the core of her heart. She died an untimely death at just 27 years, because of an heroin overdose.

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