Amy Adams as Janis Joplin? Here's a Better Idea.

Deadline's Nikki Finke confirms rumors that Amy Adams will play doomed '60s singer Janis Joplin in a biopic to be directed by City of God's Fernando Meirelles:

Today the website Fearnet had an interview with film producer Wyck Godfrey about the Twilight Saga, and the subject of a long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic came up. Godfrey mentioned in passing that Amy Adams would play the 1960s singer. I can tell you that Amy is indeed confirmed in the role for the film to be directed by Fernando Meirelles (City Of God). There's no studio involved yet, and the script has been through several drafts. Many have tried and failed to get a Janis Joplin biopic off the ground.

We have to question this casting decision, however. Clearly, Jenna from NBC's 30 Rock would make a much better Joplin. Look how seriously she would take preparing for the role:


Call us when Amy Adams starts eating cats.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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