Nina Arianda
(© Tristan Fuge)
Nina Arianda
(© Tristan Fuge)
Tony Award winner Nina Arianda will star as 1960s rock icon Janis Joplin in Sean Durkin's film Joplin, according to Deadline.com.

The film will back on the final six months of the singer's life with flashbacks to her early career.

Arianda received a Tony Award for her work in Venus in Fur and a Tony nomination for Born Yesterday. She appeared on screen in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.