IMDb > Janis (????) > News

Connect with IMDb

News for
Janis (????) More at IMDbPro »

2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2006

3 items from 2016

Michelle Williams To Play Janis Joplin In Upcoming Biopic

15 November 2016 7:26 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

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

Permalink | Report a problem

Michelle Williams in Talks to Star in Sean Durkin’s Janis Joplin Biopic (Exclusive)

10 October 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michelle Williams is in talks to star as the iconic rock star Janis Joplin in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” helmer Sean Durkin’s biopic “Janis.”

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.

Williams is expected to be in the Oscar race with her performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” which Amazon opens next month. She also has Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women” opening »

- Justin Kroll

Permalink | Report a problem

Helena Bonham Carter Reteaming With Producer Faye Ward For ‘Saint Mazie’; Scott Lastaiti’s Palantir Co-Producing

10 June 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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… »

Permalink | Report a problem

2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2006

3 items from 2016, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners