Lee Daniels Sets Amy Adams for Janis Joplin Biopic; Plans MISS SAIGON Film Adaptation
Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER may have just debuted, but the acclaimed director has his sights set on his next two projects.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Daniels has confirmed that he's committed to bringing the long-stalled Janis Joplin biopic to the big screen - with Amy Adams playing the bluesy rock legend.
On Adams' casting, Daniels aptly said: "Guess what? She can sing her ass off!"
Daniels didn't stop there. He also revealed he's planning a film adaptation of the much-loved Boublil-Schönberg musical MISS SAIGON.
"After Joplin, I'm hoping to get Miss Saigon off the ground," he confirmed. "And then -- I want to make a horror movie!"
For The Hollywood Reporter's original story, click here.
As BWW previously reported, MISS SAIGON will return to the West End in May 2014, and play the Prince Edward Theatre. Tickets go on sale September 9, 2013.
Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as 'The Engineer'. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever.