Tony Winner Nina Arianda Joins Toni Collette In ‘Lucky Them’

By | Thursday January 31, 2013 @ 5:32pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway actress Nina Arianda has been cast in Megan Griffiths’ Lucky Them, the Joanne Woodward-produced comedy shepherded by the late Paul Newman before his death. Arianda will play … Read More »

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Nina Arianda To Play Italian Diva Giulietta Masina In ‘Fellini Black And White’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After her Tony Award-winning turn in Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda has gotten on Hollywood’s radar. She was just set to play Janis Joplin in the biopic to be directed by Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Sean Durkin. … Read More »

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Janis Joplin Feature Teams ‘Venus In Fur’ Tony-Winner Nina Arianda With ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ Helmer Sean Durkin

By | Monday July 9, 2012 @ 4:03pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After recently winning the Tony for best actress in a play for Venus In Fur, Nina Arianda will make her screen-starring debut playing 1960s rock icon Janis Joplin. Joplin, a film that looks back on the final six months of the singer’s life with flashbacks to her early career, will be directed by Sean Durkin, whose feature debut Martha Marcy May Marlene won him a slew of festival acclaim including Best Director at Sundance.

Nina Arianda Janis Joplin MovieJoplin will be made for a budget under $20 million, with production to start early next year, said producer Peter Newman, who with his partners have spent the last 12 years trying to put an indie film together with rights that include exclusive use of 21 of Joplin’s best-known songs. He said Arianda will sing Joplin’s tunes in the film, and that she has the chops to do justice to Joplin’s signature gritty sound. Read More »

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