Amy Adams is no stranger to singing on the big screen, and now she’s going to do it once again. However, she will be taking on a role that’s much bigger than that of a Disney Princess. Adams is now confirmed to star as the legendary Janis Joplin in the new biopic Get It While You Can.
Spin reported that Adams was actually rumored to take on the role of Joplin since the project got legs back in 2010, but was never officially attached. She was far from the only name rumored to take on the part though, and one whisper included that Tony Award-winning actress Nina Arianda could have stepped in.
Renee Zellweger had also been attached to the role at some point.
Amy Adams is now confirmed for the role, and it’s actually believed that principal photography on the film could begin as soon as the second half of 2015.
According to Empire Online, director Jean-Marc Vallee is being seen as the lead choice to helm Get It While You Can. The man has brought much fame to his name after Dallas Buyers Club and the upcoming Wild with Reese Witherspoon later this year.
As with Adams being one of many rumored to play Joplin, Vallee has been one of many directors rumored to take on the film. Others that had their name thrown in at times were Catherine Hardwicke and Fernando Meirelles.
The script for Get It While You Can has been written by Theresa and Ron Terry.
For those that somehow may not know, the biopic will take on the task of telling the tale of Janis Joplin, a star who rose to fame with “Me and Bobby McGeee,” “Cry Baby,” To Love Somebody,” and a host of other classic hits. She passed away tragically in 1970 of a drug overdose.
Joplin was just 27-years-old.
Amy Adams is 40-years-old, but she certainly doesn’t look it, and will likely be able to step into the part of Joplin without any issue.
There has been no word on any others that could star alongside Adams or how deep the biopic will delve into the life of Joplin. Will it focus on her music and not so much her death, or will it take into account every aspect of her life and career?
Amy Adams will next be seen alongside Christoph Waltz in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, which is set to open on Christmas Day.
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