Janis JoplinWe've all heard stories of projects that have taken a long time to get off the ground. Whether it's a bad script, bad producing or bad financing - things don't always work out the way we'd hoped. After waiting a whopping 15 years, Penelope Spheeris feels it's finally time for her Janis Joplin biopic to go in front of the camera. A flurry of Joplin biopic rumors have been swirling around Hollywood as of late, with Renée Zellwegger, Courtney Love and Brittany Murphy (did someone say Charlie's Angels prequel?) all attached to Joplic related projects at one point or another. But it's Spheeris' Gospel According to Janis which seems to be clawing its way to the top of the list. Perhaps it's because this project has been that piece of her heart (I know, corny) that she's just not ready to give up on. According to Spheeris, "It's a combination of getting the right script, getting the right actor, getting the rights cleared for her life, getting the music rights cleared. It's a complex formula." So far Alecia "Pink" Moore (okay, I can kinda see it) has signed on to play the legendary star and, with a script all but done, Spheeris hopes to be shooting early next year.
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