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Tony Winner Nina Arianda To Play Janis Joplin In New Biopic

7/10/2012 8:29am EDT

Nina Arianda

The highly anticipated Janis Joplin biopic is back on with Tony Award-winning actress Nina Arianda slated to play the tragic singer.

P!nk, Renee Zellweger and Zooey Deschanel have all been linked to a Joplin film in recent years, but now it looks like director Sean Durkin has the fast track on the film and he has snapped up the 2102 Tony winner as his leading lady.

The low-budget film will chronicle the last six months of the Piece of my Heart singer's life, and will feature flashbacks of her earlier years, according to

Arianda's filmography includes Midnight in Paris and Tower Heist, but she really made her mark in the hit play Venus in Furs, opposite Hugh Dancy.

Janis Joplin

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