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Amy Adams to Portray Blues Legend Janis Joplin in New Biopic

July 17, 2010, 6:55 am GMT

Producer Wyck Godfrey has confirmed that he is currently working on the biopic 'with Amy Adams playing Janis Joplin.'

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Hollywood sweetheart Amy Adams is set to shock cinema-goers with a rocking new film role - she's signed on to star as tragic 1960s blues legend Janis Joplin in a long-awaited biopic. The "Sunshine Cleaning" star will transform into the "Get It While You Can" hitmaker under the direction of "City of God" 's Fernando Meirelles.

In an interview with Fearnet, "Twilight" producer Wyck Godfrey confirms he is at work on several new films, and "one's a Fernando Meirelles Janis Joplin movie with Amy Adams playing Janis Joplin". Meirelles was previously confirmed to helm the biopic about Joplin's dramatic rise and fall from the spotlight; however, an actress had not yet been attached to star.

Joplin died from a drug overdose in 1970, aged 27. Zooey Deschanel is also linked to the film as Joplin.

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