After years of delays, the Adams-headlined biopic inches closer to the big screen

By Patrick Gomez
Updated November 22, 2014 12:10 PM
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After years of false starts, Amy Adams will finally have her rock-‘n’-roll moment.

The five-time Academy Award nominee is set to portray legendary singer Janis Joplin in a long-stalled biopic that is finally inching closer to production, Deadline reports.

Adams, 40, signed on to play the “Piece of My Heart” singer way back in 2010, but the project hit numerous roadblocks over the years as it struggled to find a director and writing team.

Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vallée directed Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, and is reportedly in talks to re-team with his writers from that film for this latest project.

As for Adams, she has made no secret of her affection for the hard-living-yet-vulnerable singer, who died at the age of 27 in 1970.

In the December issue of Vogue, Adams said that if given the opportunity to get coffee with anyone from the past, it’d be with Janis Joplin, but “it probably wouldn’t be coffee.”

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin filming sometime next year, according to reports.

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