By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com June 21 2003 12:00 AM ET
Variety reports that Renee Zellweger will portray famed bisexual rocker Janis Joplin in Piece of My Heart, which Paramount Pictures and Lakeshore hope to start shooting in early 2004. The project comes after numerous attempts at bringing Joplin's life to the screen, with proposed actresses including Brittany Murphy and Melissa Etheridge. Paramount chair Sherry Lansing has high hopes for the project: "Janis Joplin's life is a story that needs to be told, and there is no one better to portray her than Renee Zellweger."