‘The Runaways’ Finds Its Lita Ford in Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton (left) and Lita Ford

Scout Taylor-Compton is set to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II due out August 28, but she has just announced via MySpace page she has joined Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in The Runaways.

hey guys! I have some pretty exciting news! I have recently been filming my ass off on my newest project “The Runaways”!! So far the process has been amazing, I am so lucky and honored to be able to portray the guitar icon Lita Ford! I will keep everyone up to date with news, etc.! scout

The film is based on Joan Jett’s seminal 1970s rock band. Kristen Stewart will play Jett and Dakota Fanning is on board to play bandmate Cherie Curry in the River Road pic, which will revisit the short but influential life of the first all-female band of the rock era.

Previously Alessandra Torresani (“Caprica”) was tipped to play Ford, while Taylor-Compton was said to be playing Jackie Fox. Perhaps they have switched?

Floria Sigismondi is directing from her own script.

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