Sunday, April 16, 2006

Pink Loses Faith In "The Gospel According to Janis " ...


Punk singer 'Pink' says she is no longer being considered to portray rock legend Janis Joplin in the upcoming feature The Gospel According to Janis, accusing director Penelope "Suburbia" Spheeris of turning the casting process into "a circus".

Spheeris and Brad Vanderburg wrote the screenplay to The Gospel According to Janis, as a dramatic musical biopic following the hard drinking, hard rocking exploits of Joplin when she first moved to California, ending with her death eight years later at the age of 27.

Reportedly every female singer/actress in Hollywood is trying out for the role including Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson.

Spheeris previously said Pink would be her first choice for the part, but the singer has now decided not to pursue the project.

"I dropped out of it," Pink said.

"Plus they're trying to turn it into some circus pop contest - who's the 'it' girl ... who wants to play Janis.

"Janis was so much deeper than that."