Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, will narrate director Amy Berg’s upcoming Janis Joplin documentary, “Janis.” Oscar-nominated Berg, who stunned audiences with “Deliver Us From Evil” and “West of Memphis,” explores the rock star’s life and stage persona through her own personal letters to her family and lovers and interviews with those who knew her.
Cat Power gained popularity as a singer-songwriter for infusing a variety of sounds into her music. Some of her albums include “You Are Free,” “The Greatest” and her most recent, “Sun.” She has also had small acting roles, including Katya in “My Blueberry Nights” alongside Jude Law and Norah Jones.
“After attempting to get this film off the ground for 7 years, I am ecstatic that the film is finally ready to be seen,” said Berg. “This has been a labor of love and I cannot wait to share Janis’ unique, intimate story with the world. Chan Marshall (Cat Power) has delivered a beautiful, introspective voice of Janis’ by reading her letters.”
“Janis,” which boasts producers such as Alex Gibney, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.