Director Lee Daniels is in talks to direct Get It while You Can a biopic on the Queen of rock 'n' roll Janis Joplin.

The Paperboy director is rumoured to be lined up to helm the film which has Amy Adams attached to star as the troubled singer. The film has been a long time in development, despite never making it to production stage the film has long been talked and joked about for constantly being brought up but never made. The biopic will be produced by Robert Katz and Andrew Sugerman along with Ron Terry who wrote the film with wife Theresa Kounin Terry. Daniels has previously directed acclaimed movie Precious followed by the Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman thriller The Paperboy and is currently working on the film The Butler.

Janis Joplin was a 60's rock and roll star who had such hits as 'Summertime', 'Piece Of My Heart' and 'Me And Bobby McGee' whose career was cut short when she died from a heroin overdose in 1970 a year after she had taken part of the famous music festival Woodstock.

The film will be independently financed and Terry is hoping for a early 2013 start to production while prelimary talks are being held to get focus Features on board. Daniels is the latest director to be attached to the film with Fernando Meirelles and Catherine Hardwicke rumoured to direct over the years.