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Michelle Williams is on board to play Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic. The 36-year-old actress told E! News that she scored the role of the late rock icon after reports surfaced last month that she was in talks to star in the Sean Durkin-directed film, “Janis”. […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Peter Newman is producing the pic with Durkin’s partners at Borderline Films, along with Uncommon Productions, Interal, and Seven Hills Productions. Williams’ reps could not be reached for comment.
Joplin was a rock-and-roll icon in the 1960s who rose to fame with Big Brother and the Holding Company before dying of a drug overdose in 1970 at age 27. Newman has long held rights to a good portion of Joplin’s catalog and a large collection of written materials, which will be used to create a depiction of the last six months of her life.
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Helena Bonham Carter is reuniting with Suffragette producer Faye Ward to develop Saint Mazie, the fictional novel by Jami Attenberg based on a real-life character. Scott Lastaiti's Palantir Group is partnering with Ward’s Fable Pictures on the prospective miniseries, which Clara Brennan (Janis) is adapting. Bonham Carter, (The Kings Speech, Alice In Wonderland) will produce and star as Mazie Gordon-Phillips, who Joseph Mitchell first wrote about in the New Yorke… »
3 items from 2016
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