True, her signing voice was just serviceable in The Muppets, but we think she'd still find a way to belt out the songs. Couple of flies in the ointment, though. Director Lee Daniels is circling the project, and, while his Precious was lauded, his The Paper Boy was a critical and popular laughingstock. As well, a good handful of promising Joplin biopics with solid stars attached (Renée Zellweger, Zooey Deschanel, Jenna Maroney) have come and gone, and the closest we've ever gotten to seeing her life on the screen was 1979's The Rose. Basically, we'll have to see about this one.
What's your take? Is Adams the right choice? What's yours? (THR)
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