Today Apparition announced they have acquired and will release Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways starring Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie telling the story of their rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itselfâ€”and so do its two leads: Joan is the band’s pure rock’ n’ roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.
Along with the announcement we have also received the first look at Stewart and Fanning in the film, which you can see below and slightly larger right here.
Runaways will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.