Wyck Godrey, producer of the Twilight Saga, spoke with Fearnet the other day and confirmed that Amy Adams will indeed be playing the subject of the Janis Joplin biopic, should it ever actually happen. Fernando Meirelles (City of God) is attached to direct, but no studio has signed on and it doesn’t seem there’s even a completed script. So basically they’ve secured an actress and a director for a movie with no money or story. Hey, it hasn’t stopped the porn industry from thriving.
Speaking of sex, is Amy Adams the best actress to portray a drug-addled nymphomaniac such as Joplin? I look at Adams and assume she’s never even seen a penis or hypodermic needle, let alone had both inside of her at the same time. She’s really going to have to step outside her comfort level to fully embrace the role, or take a boatload of drugs to get through the ordeal. Hey, it hasn’t stopped the porn industry from thriving. (Deadline)