'The Butler' Follow-up: Lee Daniels Says His Janis Joplin Biopic Is Next

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August 22, 2013 AT 7:38 AM
While Lee Daniels' The Butler was triumphing in theaters, its director was riveted by old videos of Janis Joplin. "This is my next project for sure," he tells THR of the planned biopic that's been stalled for a decade, starring Amy Adams as the boozy blues singer. "I had no idea Janis Joplin was so smart -- intellectual, even. Look, some of the smartest people in the world have been drug addicts."