08/22/2013 12:37 pm ET

Lee Daniels' Next Projects After 'The Butler' Include A Janis Joplin Biopic And 'Miss Saigon'


Lee Daniels' latest film, "The Butler," may have just hit theaters but the acclaimed director already has big plans for what's next.

Daniels, who led the star-studded film on the late White House butler Eugene Allen, has set his sights on telling the story of famed rocker Janis Joplin. "This is my next project for sure," Daniels told THR about the upcoming Joplin biopic. "I had no idea Janis Joplin was so smart -- intellectual, even. Look, some of the smartest people in the world have been drug addicts."

Amy Adams has signed on to play the late musician, adding the project to her busy filming schedule. Adams has already been preparing for the role, telling The Times in June, "I've been working on my rasp. Just by tearing up my voice. I'm going to try to do as much singing as I can. But I'm also realistic, and I might need some assistance."

Daniels, whose past work includes "The Paperboy" and "Precious" went on to add that he also wants to pursue a horror film, and adapt "Miss Saigon" for the big screen.

For more on Daniels, head over to THR.

'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Premiere
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