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Amy Adams cast as Janis Joplin

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by ebayj, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. ebayj

    ebayj Well-Known Member

  2. Michalle

    Michalle New Member

    I'm not normally one to get huffy about things like that, but to me, Janis's look was part of who she was... I think they should have cast someone who looked more like her.
  3. LordCirque

    LordCirque Well-Known Member

  4. KHenry14

    KHenry14 Well-Known Member

    As much as I love Amy as a performer (Enchanted was brilliant) I just don't see her in this role. She can clearly sing, but singing Janis is a LOT different that singing Happy Working Song. She's an excellent performer, so mayber there is another side of her that we haven't seen yet, but I am very leery of her performance here.
  5. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Wasn't Renee Zellweger at one point rumored to be playing Janis in a Joplin movie? Personally I think Renee's look and voice are a bit more suited, but we'll see what happens...
  6. ArtisticFan

    ArtisticFan Well-Known Member

    I can't picture it, but maybe she will surprise us all. The casting people, director, etc. must be seeing something that I'm not.
  7. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    She's played so many Bambiesque roles with those big eyes of her. But I suspect she'll be transformed much like Charlize Theron was transformed in her role for "Monster". This has all the trappings of a "pretty actress transforms herself into a hard core role in pursuit of an Academy Award" type feel.
  8. missflick

    missflick Well-Known Member

    It should be Jane Adams.
  9. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    I couldn't see Heath Ledger as playing the joker after Jack Nicholson either, but look how well he did.

    I'm guessing Amy did something in auditions that really wowed them. Not sure they'd cast her randomly...but maybe.

    She's so petite, yeah I would have thought they would have cast someone else based on that.
  10. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

    They have been talking about making a movie about Janis for about 20 years.
    I can't believe it is finally happening.
    At one time they were going to make it with Melissa Ekridge(sp), but that fell through.
    As for the singing, Melissa would have been perfect, and the looks would have worked too.
    However, I have no idea if she can act. Now, she is too old for the part.