By Dave Campbell | June 14, 2009
River Road Entertainment’s production of The Runaways is on. Twilight star Kristen Stewart will play the babelicious rock goddess Joan Jett (she’s got some major pleather pants to fill). With The Twilight Saga: New Moon also in production Stewart is keeping a busy schedule so far for 2009 bouncing between productions.
The Runaways is a biopic of the all femme rock band of the same name who disbanded four years into their existence due to poor management and financial woahs. The film will mainly focus on Jett and singer/keyboardist Cherie Currie during the band’s rise through their teenage years and ultimate end. Currie will be played by Stewart’s New Moon co-star Dakota Fanning who is known to rock a solid dramatic performance.
Floria Sigismondi wrote and is also directing the film. Sigismondi is best known for directing Marilyn Manson’s Tourniquet, Christina Aguilera’s Fighter and The White Stripes’ Blue Orchid.
The Runaways is set for a 2010 release. Below is the first look at Kristen Stewart in her new hairdo as Joan Jett. Enjoy!