Category: Object of Beauty

Janis Joplin Biopic ‘Get It While You Can’ No Longer Happening

Janis Joplin Biopic ‘Get It While You Can’ No Longer Happening

Jean-Marc Vallée gave a series of interviews to promote his HBO show ‘Big Lille Lies’. He’s also attached to direct ‘Sharp Objects’, that came with an invite from Amy Adams herself after the Janis Joplin project was cancelled, he told to Collider:

“It was supposed to be a movie first, but Marti Noxon is the guilty one. She’s the one that went to eOne because eOne had the rights, and then they went to HBO. She went to Gillian, eOne and HBO and said, ‘This is a TV series. This is not a film. Here’s why.’ She had a plan and a vision, and here we are, shooting eight episodes. We’re starting very soon. I committed to that before Big Little Lies. I was working with Amy Adams on the Janis [Joplin] project that we’re finally not doing, and she invited me to play in her new sandbox, doing a TV series. And then, Reese [Witherspoon] came and said, ‘I want you to come do this first, since that’s not ready.’ I said to Reese, ‘Okay, I’ll do Episodes 1 and 2 because I won’t have time [to do more]. I have to do Sharp Objects.’ And then, here we are.”

Amy boarded the Joplin biopic around 2010, at which point Fernando Meirelles was attached to helm. In 2013, director Lee Davis said this would be his next project. Eventually, Vallée took the director’s chair. Before Amy was attached, Reese Witherspoon and Renee Zellweger were linked to the lead role, and Catherine Hardwicke once considered directing.

It’s always possible the project will get revived in another form somewhere down the line, but it won’t be Adams and Vallée’s version.

Vallée went on to say that filming for Sharp Objects begins on March 6th, so while Adams is currently on the awards circuit for her stunning turn in Arrival, she’s due to start shooting the flashy TV series in just over a month’s time. HBO hasn’t yet revealed a premiere date for the show, but it will likely be sometime in 2018.

‘An Object of Beauty’ Adaptation Finds New Writer

Amy Adams’ upcoming movie “An Object of Beauty” is back on track with Mike Goldbach on board to rewrite the script for the adaptation of Steve Martin’s novel, Variety is reporting.

Adams and Maven Pictures’ Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray launched the project in 2012 with Adams producing and starring. The book, published in 2010, follows the adventures of an ambitious entrepreneur who climbs from gallery assistant to gallery owner in New York City over a decade and a half. The story is narrated by her journalist friend.

Ned Benson had originally come on to write “Object of Beauty.” Goldbach wrote and directed “Daydream Nation,” starring Kat Dennings.

Amy to lead (and produce) “Object of Beauty”

THR reports that Amy will star, and also produce, an adaptation of Object of Beauty, the 2010 novel from none other than funnyman Steve Martin. Check out a synopsis of the novel below:

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights–and, at times, the dark lows–of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

“We couldn’t be happier to be working with the brilliant Amy Adams on this adaptation of Steve Martin’s smart novel,” said Styler and Rattray. “This project continues on Maven’s mission of making films that highlight strong female characters and talent.”