Michelle Williams in talks to portray Janis Joplin in biopic, per report



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Actress Michelle Williams is in talks to portray Janis Joplin in the long-awaited biopic Janis, The Hollywood Reporter posted on Monday.

The film is said to be based on the book Love, Janis by Joplin’s sister Laura and is reported to be one of multiple films on Janis in production.

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Williams’s filmography includes roles in Shutter Island; Brokeback Mountain; Synechdoche, New York; Blue Valentine; and My Week With Marilyn. Williams earned Oscar nominations for Best Actress for her work in Blue Valentine and her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn as well as a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Brokeback Mountain.

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