A Janis Joplin film finally shakes the kozmic blues

December 1, 2014 4:35 PM

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Hollywood has been trying, fruitlessly, to make a movie about Janis Joplin almost since she let loose that rendition of "Ball and Chain" at Monterey nearly a half-century ago. But Ron Terry, a music-producer-turned-screenwriter who knew and worked with the renegade musician, may have finally cracked the code.

Terry has been developing a Joplin film for 15 years with a carousel of big-name actors and directors. Last week, news broke that he and Jean-Marc Vallee, the director of "Dallas Buyers Club" and the upcoming "Wild," would team up. Amy Adams has long been attached to star in the title role, and sepa...

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