Nina Arianda to Play Janis Joplin Onscreen

Recent Tony-winner Nina Arianda is to star in a biopic of Janis Joplin directed by Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Sean Durkin. As Deadline notes, the role has been highly in-demand over the past decade or so, with actresses like Zooey Deschanel, Amy Adams, and Renée Zellweger, as well as pop singer Pink, floated as potential romantic partners for Bobby McGee. The production will feature Ms. Joplin’s songs, unlike the now-filming Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000.