Lee Daniels has officially lined up his next film project, and it will be that Janis Joplin biopic he was in talks to direct last year. The film is called Get It While You Can, and it will star Amy Adams. Daniels talked about his plans in an interview with THR, saying,
“This is my next project for sure. I had no idea Janis Joplin was so smart — intellectual, even. Look, some of the smartest people in the world have been drug addicts.”
I think Adams is a solid choice for the role and when talking about her playing Joplin Daniels said,
“Guess what? She can sing her ass off!”
I'm sure she can! She did a great job in the live-action Disney fairytale Enchanted. She's also just a talented actress. As for Daniels, the guy is a great director. I recently saw The Butler, and I thought it was a fantastic film! If you're into historical dramas you'll definitely want to watch that one.
The screenplay for Get It While You Can was written by Ron Terry and his wife Theresa Kounin-Terr. The movie will follow the life of the hard-living singer and songwriter who created such classics as "Piece of My Heart" and "Me and Bobby McGee." She died of a heroin overdose in 1970, just a few weeks after Jimi Hendrix died of his drug overdose.
Joplin's story is sure to make for a great film.