Amy Adams To Play Janis Joplin, Join The Pantheon Of Extremely Random Casting Picks

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Amy Adams To Play Janis Joplin

Someone is making their Oscar grab! When we think of Amy Adams, our minds tend to picture cartoon birds, healthy teeth and apple pies, not unkempt hair, bell bottoms and unchecked drug use. According to Hollywood Reporter, however, director Lee Daniels is “in talks” to direct the Enchanted star in Get It While You Can, a film version of the Janis Joplin biopic. We’re not the only ones who think this sounds sort of insane, right? Of course if the film reaches theaters, Amy would join a semi-proud lineage of extremely random casting picks like…


Vince Vaughn, Psycho
When you picture the perfect actor to portray shy, creepy Norman Bates in Psycho, you don’t picture Vince Vaughn, right? That’s just one difference between you and Gus Van Sant, the director of the 1998 remake. [Photo: Universal Pictures]


Michael Keaton, Batman & Batman Returns
Look, we love Batman and Batman Returns more than most of our families, but Michael Keaton? As the Dark Knight? Maybe Christian Bale‘s take on Batman ruined us for other actors, but…this guy was Mr. Mom. And Beetlejuice! [Photo: Warner Bros.]


Ben Affleck, Daredevil
Ben Affleck might be known more for directing these days, but back in 2003 he was the studios’ go-to guy for action movies. Just kidding! No one understood why the Reindeer Games guy was Daredevil even then. [Photo: Marvel Enterprises]


Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
Renee Zellweger seems like an insane choice to play a Civil War-era redneck in Cold Mountain, but she snagged herself a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for it. That’s what happens when you doubt the talent of….you know what? No. This should have been terrible. How is this not terrible? [Photo: Miramax Films]

Hayden Christensen, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones & III: Revenge of the Sith
Can you recall off the top of your head what Hayden Christensen starred in before he became Darth Vader? If you said Goosebumps or Life as a House, you are the only one on the entire planet who knows that information. We still don’t understand how this happened. [Photo: Lucasfilm]

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