Zooey Deschanel is taking on the role of Janis Joplin in the biopic, The Gospel According to Janis.

She takes over for Pink in the Penelope Spheeris written and directed flick; she co-wrote the script with David Dalton, who will also be part of the film. He once had the assignment from Rolling Stone to write a cover story that was going to compare the troubled Joplin to Judy Garland; he traveled with her on a long tour. His adventure has become the central plot of the film, says Variety; an actor will soon be cast to play him.

The Gospel According to Janis is set to begin shooting November 13th in Philadelphia.

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