Janis Joplin Biopic "Kind of Dead," Zooey Deschanel Says

Janis Joplin Biopic "Kind of Dead," Zooey Deschanel Says

Life is truly starting to feel like an episode of 30 Rock. Like the ill-fated Jenna Maroney sub-plot where her Janis Joplin movie was slowly transformed into a film about "Janet Jopler," actress and beloved She & Him singer Zooey Deschanel has revealed that the real-life Joplin biopic has suffered a similar fate.

In an interview with WENN [via TwentyFourBit], Deschanel revealed that the film "seems kind of dead now."

"It's such a fantastic story and a dream role, but it doesn't seem to want to be made, and you can't force these things," she said. "I don't think any of the work I did was lost. I enjoyed doing the research, so I don't regret any of it."

Among the many reasons for the endless delays are the numerous royalty issues for Joplin's life rights and catalogue. Maybe it's time Deschanel pursued a Janet Jopler movie of her own?