Amy Adams was rumored to be taking on the role of Janis Joplin in the biopic, Get it While You Can, starting back in 2010 when the project was first getting off the ground.
Now, those rumors have finally been confirmed. Amy Adams will play the hard-living, gritty-voiced Janis Joplin.
Amy Adams is used to singing on screen. I mean, she was absolutely adorable in Enchanted, right? Can she twist her voice into that familiar husky voice that we are so familiar with?
“Me and Bobby McGeee”, “Cry Baby”, and “To Love Somebody” were a huge part of a soundtrack of a generation. Amy Adams has some really big shoes to fill.
Janis Joplin lived a hard, fast life, starting with the band Big Brother and the Holding Company and moving on to solo projects with backing bands The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.
Fans called her stage presence “electric” and her songs led her to be called “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul”, and she also became known as “Pearl” among her friends.
Joplin died tragically at the young age of 27 from a heroin overdose. Amy Adams is 40 years old, but looks closer to 27.
Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee is in talks to direct the film. Lee Daniels dropped the project in 2012 and before that, Fernando Meirelles and Catherine Hardwicke were said to be on board, but that fell through.
Amy Adams, Jean-Marc Vallee, and the rest of the team will begin filming in the second half of 2015.
What do you think about Amy Adams taking on the role of Janis Joplin?