Amy Adams scored headlines recently by confirming she will portray Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic, 'Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.'

The blogosphere is abuzz on whether this is a good match. Agree with the casting or not, we're just excited the biopic looks like it will finally happen. For awhile, it seemed a Janis Joplin film would only happen in the '30 Rock' universe.

Although music biopics are great, more often than not, they're difficult to get a greenlight. There's music rights, rock star egos, family handouts, defamation lawsuits, etc, that can get in the way. Remember when Elijah Wood was going to play Iggy Pop in 'The Passenger'? Pop didn't like the script and it's been shelved indefinitely. That's why a biopic is best done after the subject has died; it frees the filmmakers from certain expectations.

With that in mind, the following five acts are screaming for a biopic. Amy Adams scored headlines recently by confirming she will portray Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic, 'Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.'

The blogosphere is abuzz on whether this is a good match. Agree with the casting or not, we're just excited the biopic looks like it will finally happen. For awhile, it seemed a Janis Joplin film would only happen in the '30 Rock' universe.

Although music biopics are great, more often than not, they're difficult to get a greenlight. There's music rights, rock star egos, family handouts, defamation lawsuits, etc, that can get in the way. Remember when Elijah Wood was going to play Iggy Pop in 'The Passenger'? Pop didn't like the script and it's been shelved indefinitely. That's why a biopic is best done after the subject has died; it frees the filmmakers from certain expectations.

With that in mind, the following five acts are screaming for a biopic.

5. Cass Elliot
Unfortunately, most people only know the untrue tale of Mama Cass' death. She did not choke on a ham sandwich. However, she lead an amazingly interesting 32 years. Despite her obesity, her sense of humor and talent made her the best known of The Mamas & The Papas.

Biopic status: Nothing to report
Possible Title: 'Mama' or 'Don't Call Me Mama'
Possible Players: The Oscars will love an actress willing to gain this much weight. The only A-list young actress we can see pulling it off is Michelle Williams -- she has the talent, frame for weight, and husky voice.

4. Kurt Cobain
The biggest problem with getting this made is Courtney Love -- she'll shoot down any script that doesn't glorify her. That said, Cobain's life is already cinematic -- complete with a rise and fall, personal demons, murky villains and rock-star excess.

Biopic status: Oren Moverman, writer-director of 'The Messenger,' is currently rewriting David Benioff's script and is slated to direct.
Possible Title: 'I'm So Happy'
Possible Players: Robert Pattinson will not be playing Cobain as rumored. Heck, now that Elijah Wood won't be Iggy Pop, he should be the lead. Mia Wasikowska should be Courtney, since she's already pr oved she can play troubled in 'In Treatment.'

3. Bob Marley
Seemingly dozens of films about Bob Marley have been rumored, and yet, we still have nothing. This is a tragedy, since his life is not only about music, but politics, religion, family and drugs. Plus, can you name any other reggae films?

Biopic status: 'No Woman No Cry,' based on his wife Rita's account of Marley, is currently in limbo at The Weinstein Co. due to music rights.
Possible Alternate Title: 'One Love'
Possible Players: Anthony Mackie did such a great job playing Tupac in 'Notorious,' he should start practicing his Jamaican accent. At one point Martin Scorsese was attached to direct. Hopefully, he'll reattach. Rita Marley has already handpicked her daughter-in-law, Lauryn Hill, to play her.

2. Jimi Hendrix
There has already been multiple attempts at a Hendrix biopic, but his estate keeps shooting them down. Reportedly, the closest a studio came was a project starring Andre 3000 -- but Hendrix's stepsister refused. She must have seen 'Idlewild.'

Biopic status: Paul Greengrass is in talks with Legendary Studios to direct, but Hendrix's picky estate still has to agree.
Possible Title: 'Experience'
Possible Players: Lenny Kravitz has been attached to star in the past. After seeing his acting chops in 'Precious,' it may be a perfect match.

1. The Ramones
The fact that a film was made about The Runaways before one was made about the most iconic garage/punk rock band of all time is blasphemous. Sure, a couple members are still alive, but they're the drummers -- and they don't have the problematic egos that could get in the way of a biopic.

Biopic status: A script based on Mickey Leigh's book 'I Slept With Joey Ramone' is in development at The Conversation Company.
Possible Title: 'Punk Rockers'
Possible Players: The amazing thing about this story is the script can work in the entire CBGB's scene: Blondie, Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell, etc. Because these characters are all so unique and original looking -- the best thing would be to go with unknown actors.
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