Amy Adams is attached to star as the hard-living queen of rock 'n' roll. Ron Terry is producing with Nathan Ross, Vallee's producing partner.
This is the latest development for a biopic that has seen several directors come and go over the years. Lee Daniels boarded the project in 2012; before that, Fernando Meirelles and Catherine Hardwicke were attached as directors. And Renee Zellweger at one point was set to star.
The new plan calls for Vallee to tackle the project in the second half of 2015.
Vallee just wrapped Demolition, a drama with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, and has his latest movie, Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, opening in Dec. 5.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.