A press release has announced that West of Memphis director Amy Berg is currently working on one of her follow-up features, the Janis Joplin documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue. Content’s press release is to announce that they’re handling worldwide sales, which is all well and good, but the meat of the release is Berg’s approach to the story. Per the release, “Berg’s documentary strips away Janis’ rock ‘n’ roll persona to reveal the gentle, trusting, innocent, but powerful woman behind the legend, in the quintessential story of the short, turbulent and epic existence that changed music forever.” What’s more interesting is that Joplin will be a sort of narrator for the movie since Berg will draw from the late musician’s personal letters.
Hit the jump for the full press release. No word yet on how this will affect Jenna Maroney’s Jackie Jormp-Jomp biopic.