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Lee Daniels To Helm Janis Joplin Biopic

By Garth Franklin Tuesday October 16th 2012 11:15PM

Lee Daniels is in talks to direct the independently-financed Janis Joplin biopic "Get It While You Can" which has Amy Adams attached to star says The Hollywood Reporter.

A hard-living singer, Joplin created numerous rock classics like "Piece of My Heart" and became one of the faces of 1960's counterculture. She died of a heroin overdose in 1970.

Robert Katz, Andrew Sugerman and Ron Terry are producing. Terry wrote the screenplay with his wife, Theresa Kounin-Terry, and shooting aims to begin early next year.

Fernando Meirelles and Catherine Hardwicke have previously been attached as directors.

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