Precious director Lee Daniels is currently preparing for the release of The Paperboy and busy making The Butler, but he’s already looking to the future, as THR reports that the gay filmmaker is now in talks to direct a biopic of bisexual songstress Janis Joplin, titled Get It While You Can.
Amy Adams is attached to star as the iconic 1960’s singer-songwriter, who tragically died of a heroin overdose in the late 1960s. The artist is best known for her hits Piece of My Heart and Me and Bobby McGee. She also appeared at the original Woodstock in 1969.
People have spent decades trying to put a Joplin biopic together, and just this version has already passed through the hands of the likes of director Catherine Hardwicke and actress Renee Zellweger. It’s not the only Joplin biopic doing the rounds either, as there’s another with Broadway star Nina Arianda in the lead and Marthy Macy May Marlene director Sean Durkin helming. However Daniels’ one may well come first, as they’re planning to start shooting that one early next year.