Jean-Marc Vallee (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild”) is in talks to direct Amy Adams in the long-in-development biopic about musician Janis Joplin.
Joplin began recording songs in 1964 before breaking out three years later as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company. Dying of a drug overdose in 1970 at the age of 27, Joplin remains one of the most iconic American female recording artists of her era.
Adams has been attached to play the late singer for several years, but Vallee is freshly attached and replaces the previously rumored Lee Daniels at the helm.
Vallee is also bringing along his “Dallas Buyers Club” screenwriters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack to pen a new draft of Ron Terry and Theresa Kounin-Terry’s script.
Nathan Ross will produce and filming begins next Summer in Los Angeles and San Francisco.