First, Melissa Etheridge was going to be Janis Joplin in the biopic of her life. Then, it was going to be Renee Zellweger. But we distinctly remember a news story going around that Renee was speaking to Janis all the time ala Val Kilmer channeling Jim Morrison and suddenly, stick-pin Zellweger wasn’t in the Janis flick any more. Maybe her drinking got out of control? More likely her vomiting.
Then pop star Pink was going to be Janis. Then someone probably realized she can’t act. Not that that’s ever stopped anyone before, but it looks like someone pulled the plug on Pink. Now everyone’s favorite cutie Zooey Deschanel has been called upon by Penelope Spheeris to play Janis and we guess that’s cool. She can sing, that’s for sure. But Zooey lacks that certain drunken whorishness that Joplin possessed. Ah well, guess that’s what make up is for.
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Posted on September 20, 2006 in News by Film Threat Staff
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