Amy Adams scored headlines recently by confirming she will portray Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic, 'Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.'

The blogosphere is abuzz on whether this is a good match. Agree with the casting or not, we're just excited the biopic looks like it will finally happen. For awhile, it seemed a Janis Joplin film would only happen in the '30 Rock' universe.

Although music biopics are great, more often than not, they're difficult to get a greenlight. There's music rights, rock star egos, family handouts, defamation lawsuits, etc, that can get in the way. Remember when Elijah Wood was going to play Iggy Pop in 'The Passenger'? Pop didn't like the script and it's been shelved indefinitely. That's why a biopic is best done after the subject has died; it frees the filmmakers from certain expectations.

With that in mind, the following five acts are screaming for a biopic.
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