Tony Winner Nina Arianda To Play Janis Joplin In Biopic

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Janis Joplin (left), Nina Arianda (right) -- Getty Premium
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Janis Joplin (left), Nina Arianda (right) -- Getty Premium

The big screen Janis Joplin has been found.

Tony-winning actress Nina Arianda will play the raspy-voiced rock legend in a biopic, "Joplin," Deadline reported on Monday evening.

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According to the industry website, the picture has a budget of $20 million and will start filming next year.

Nina had a role in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." She also appeared in Brett Ratner's "Tower Heist."

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Prior to Nina's casting, other names rumored to be linked to the project included Zooey Deschanel and Pink.

Both Amy Adams & Renee Zellweger were also linked to the Janis Joplin part in other big screen pictures over the years.

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