Thursday, July 12, 2012

Janis Joplin Biopic: Nina Arianda Will Portray Joplin (Details)

After nearly everyone from Zooey Deschanel to Pink was considered for the role of Janis Joplin, an actress has eventually been selected for the part.  




According to website Deadline.com, Tony winner Nina Arianda will portray the rock icon in "Joplin". The biopic, which is being helmed by "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durkin, will chronicle the last six months of Joplin's life.

It has to be noted that the $20 million production will contain "exclusive use of 21 of Joplin’s best-known songs," so fortunately, this production won't have to rely on the Beatles' catalog like the Jimi Hendrix biopic, "All Is By My Side." The producers are reportedly excited about Arianda's Broadway chops and why shouldn't they?


Only a few short years after receiving her MFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Arianda, 27, took home a Tony for her role as actress-seductress Vanda in the Off-Broadway play: "Venus in Fur." Arianda has also played supporting roles in a few films, including Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris", "Tower Heist" and "Win Win."

It has to be mnetioned that Joplin rose to fame in the 1960s, and some of her most iconic songs include: "Me and Bobby McGee," "Try" and "Move Over." Unfortunately, Janis became a member of the infamous 27 Club in October 1970 when she was found dead in her hotel room from an overdose.


"Joplin" producer Peter Newman has been trying to get the project off the ground for the last 12 years and now plans to start production at the beginning of next year.




For more information about the upcoming Janis Joplin biopic, check out Deadline.com

What do you think of it?
Are you excited about the Janis Joplin biopic as well as the producers' casting choice?

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