A Janis Joplin biopic that's been several years in the making now has a new celebrity signed on to star, Michelle Williams. As E! News reports, the film, based on the book Love, Janis by Joplin's sister, Laura Joplin, will be directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene).

Of landing the iconic role, Williams tells E!, "I figure there’s one good day in the life of an actor, which is when you get the job. Before you get the job, you’re like, ‘Come on! I’m begging. I’m dying for this. I gotta have it! Please, I’ll do anything. I promise…Take me! Take me!' You get the job and you're like, 'I got it! I'm so excited! I can't believe I have this opportunity. I can't believe I'm going to get to do this.' And then you start worrying the next day. I'm in the worrying-the-next-day phase."

This same film originally had Tony-winning actress Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur) attached, as we learned in 2012, but the script has clearly made the rounds since.

At the time, it was reported that the film would include "21 of Joplin's best-known songs."

And, just as we did then, we remind you of Jenna Maroney's portrayal of Janet Jopler singing "A Little Chunk of My Lung" on 30 Rock, because they, on the show, hadn't yet paid for Janis Joplin's life rights, or songs.