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Lee Daniels has had a versatile career with "Precious," "The Paperboy," and his latest, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." The director shows no signs of being pigeonholed, revealing in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter his plans for his next three features.
First up is a Janis Joplin biopic, set to star Amy Adams.
"This is my next project for sure," Daniels tells THR, with SlashFilm noting that the film has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010, attached to various directors under the tentative title "Get It While You Can."
Daniels adds that he spent "The Butler"'s opening weekend holed up watching old videos of the singer. "I had no idea Janis Joplin was so smart -- intellectual, even," he says. "Look, some of the smartest people in the world have been drug addicts."
While sweet-as-apple-pie Adams may not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking of the late wild-child blues icon, Daniels defends his choice.
"Guess what? She can sing her ass off!" he says.
As for what's on the horizon after that project wraps, Daniels already has it all figured out.
"After Joplin, I'm hoping to get 'Miss Saigon' off the ground," he tells THR of his plans to adapt the beloved Broadway musical for the big screen. "And then -- I want to make a horror movie!"
[via THR, /Film]