Documentary filmmaker Amy Berg, who received an Oscar nomination for “Deliver Us From Evil,” is in the works on a documentary focusing on the life of ’60s rocker Janis Joplin.
The documentary will be called “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” and will be produced by Berg along with Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar himself for “Taxi to the Dark Side.” Jeff Jampol and Billy McMillin, who worked with Berg on “West of Memphis,” will also produce.
Content said Thursday that it will be handing worldwide sales for the film, which will make its debut for potential buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
Berg said that she was “Thrilled for the opportunity to tell Janis’ story.”
“She’s an amazing rock icon who paved the way for generations of women to come. We have a great producing team coming together to make this film and I hope we make her proud.” Berg said.
Berg already has a lot on her plate. She is working on a documentary about Hollywood sex rings, which gained a lot of attention in the wake of the lawsuit against Bryan Singer and other Hollywood players. Berg is also set to release her debut feature film, “Every Secret Thing,” which was written by Nicole Holofcener and stars Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning.
“The incomparable Amy Berg is showing us the woman behind the myth, and the result is fascinating, tragic, amusing and very emotional,” said Content’s Jamie Carmichael. “Janis’ talent was extraordinary, and she paid for it with her life.”
The documentary is set for U.S. broadcast premiere on the “American Masters” series on PBS.
There have been a number of feature film projects about the late singer, who died at 27, in development, including Lee Daniels’ “Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.”