Dakota Fanning to Play Cheri Currie

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Dakota Fanning is negotiating to play lead singer Cheri Currie in The Runaways, the biopic of the ’70s all-girl band that already has Twilight star Kristen Stewart playing Joan Jett.

Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film begins production in late spring.

At 15, Fanning is the same age Currie was when she made her debut with the Runaways as the lead singer who belted out hard-edged tunes like “Cherry Bomb.” Currie became caught up in drugs and a hard-partying lifestyle.