Tentative Release Date: March 19, 2010
A bio-pic film based on THE RUNAWAYS, a teenage, American all-girl rock band that performed in the 1970s. The band is best known for the songs “Cherry Bomb”, “Queens of Noise”, “Neon Angels (On the Road to Ruin)” and “Born to Be Bad”.
The Runaways have historical significance for being the first all-girl rock band to have hit songs, record platinum albums, tour internationally, and acquire fame.
Kristen Stewart will portray rhythm guitarist Joan Jett while Dakota Fanning will star as lead singer Cherie Currie. Riley Keough (granddaughter of Elvis) will play Cherie’s twin sister Marie. Scout Taylor-Compton is lead guitarist Lita Ford and Stella Maeve as the late Sandy West (drummer). Tatum O’Neal will play the mother of the Currie sisters. Alia Shawkat is said to be playing a character reminiscent to Micki Steele.
Directed by Floria Sigismondi. Production began in June of 2009.