Broadway’s Nina Arianda tapped for Janis Joplin film

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Actress Arianda poses with her award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance in 'Venus in Fur' during the American Theatre Wing's 66th annual Tony Awards in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The makers of a planned film about rock icon Janis Joplin have tapped recent Tony Award winner Nina Arianda to play the part of the 1960s singer in a biographical movie directed by Sean Durkin, a spokesman for the director said on Tuesday. The independently-produced film, titled "Joplin," looks at the last six months in the life of the raspy-voiced singer who died in 1970 of a drug overdose following chart success with classic rock hits such as "Down on Me" and "Piece of My Heart. … USA, LLC