The director of Precious and Paperboy is currently in talks to direct Get It While You Can, a film about the career path of 1960s musical icon Janis Joplin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee Daniels could take on the project once tied to Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles (360) and American filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). Amy Adams is currently tied to the lead role.
Get It While You Can will be pitted against another Janis Joplin biopic, simply titled Joplin. Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) will helm the project, which will focus on the singer's last six months before her death by overdose in October 1970 at the age of 27.