Date: 11th October 2016
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.
Source: Press Release