Dakota Fanning has already been rumored to be up for a role in the third film in the Twilight franchise, Eclipse, but if she doesn’t join Kristen Stewart in that film she has one to fall back on as she is in negotiations to join The Runaways, the biopic of the ’70s all-girl band in which Stewart is already signed on to star as Joan Jett.
Fanning would play lead singer Cheri Currie in the film which was written and will be directed by Floria Sigismondi when it begins production in late spring.
Variety tells us 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.
I don’t mean to sound negative, but I am never interested in these young stars playing these hard edged roles. A similar situation happened with Alpha Dog and it just felt all wrong, especially when Emile Hirsch was trying to act like Mr. Tough Guy. Stewart is certainly more along the lines of the type to play such a part, but Fanning is a bit too much the sweet and innocent type. That’s just my opinion anyway.