By EW Staff
Updated June 14, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Pink: Theo Wargo/; Janis Joplin: Ted Streshinsky/Corbis

The Gospel According to Janis

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Will Pink succeed in her movie debut?

MOVIE ”The Gospel According to Janis”

WHEN 2005

PLAYING Rock legend Janis Joplin (inset)

WHAT’S THE STORY? Rock documentarian Penelope Spheeris (1981’s punk study ”The Decline of Western Civilization”) traces the story of Joplin’s meteoric rise and drug-fueled demise.

WHY SHE MIGHT ROCK Pink can belt like Janis, has a flair for self-dramatization, and is getting the party started before a rival Joplin biopic goes into production. Plus, Spheeris called her screen test ”the most gratifying moment in my film career.”

WHY SHE MIGHT HIT A SOUR NOTE She still might get acted off the screen by Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, who will star in the other Janis movie.

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The Gospel According to Janis

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