Michelle Williams might star in Janis Joplin biopic
Los Angeles, Oct 11 (IANS) Actress Michelle Williams is reportedly in talks to star as the iconic rock star Janis Joplin in Sean Durkins biopic “Janis”.
Peter Newman is producing the film with Durkin’s partners at Borderline Films, along with Uncommon Productions, Interal, and Seven Hills Productions.
Newman has long held rights to a good portion of Joplin’s catalogue and a large collection of written materials, which will be used to create a depiction of the last six months of her life, reports variety.com.
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.