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Old 12-03-08, 05:17 PM
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Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

From The Hollywood Reporter:
Fresh from the success of "Twilight," Kristen Stewart is set to portray Joan Jett in "The Runaways," the rock 'n' roll biopic of the 1970s all-girl band.

Video director Floria Sigismondi wrote the screenplay and is directing, while John and Art Linson and River Road Entertainment's Bill Pohlad are producing. Jett will act as an executive producer.
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With Joan onboard I have high hopes for this movie. I can't wait to see the rest of the casting. I'll be curious how they're gonna do the soundtrack. Maybe it'll be a good time for a reunion. I'd so catch a show.

For now, the documentary Edgeplay is an interesting watch.

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Joan Jett, really?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
I can't wait to see the rest of the casting
Scarlett Johansson as Lita Ford would be sweet.
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I saw the Documentary the drummer made a few years back and it was great. I was fascinated by what the Girls dealt with in The Runaways and I'm looking forward to seeing this.
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Lita Ford - Kristin Bell
Cherie Currie - Anna Faris
Jackie Fox - Michelle Trachtenberg
Sandy West - ???
Old 12-03-08, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Scarlett Johansson as Lita Ford would be sweet.


Aside from my whole vendetta against Twilight, Kristen Stewart is quite lovely and fares well in other films (enjoyed her a lot in Into the Wild).
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Kristen Stewart is a flavor of the week actress, she only got this gig so the studio could bank off her Twilight popularity. I don't see her doing much with this role.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Lita Ford - Kristin Bell
Cherie Currie - Anna Faris
Jackie Fox - Michelle Trachtenberg
Sandy West - ???

Not bad.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Joan Jett, really?

Yeah I really think they're taking the biopics of musicians a little too far here. I can understand doing a movie about Ray Charles and Johnny Cash but Joan Jett? I'm sure she has a good story to tell but would someone who isn't a fan of The Runaways or Jett even bother with this?
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Remember, this could be like Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains if we're lucky. Even though young Diane Lane > Kristen Stewart (narrowly).
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Lita Ford - Kristin Bell
Having met Lita Ford.. I would have to disagree. Ilsa Fisher, on the other hand.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Dakota Fanning fronts 'Runaways'
Kristen Stewart set to play Joan Jett in film
By MICHAEL FLEMING

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.
Scripted 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.

John and Art Linson are producing with River Road Entertainment's Bill Pohlad, with Jett serving as exec producer.

Fanning, who most recently starred in "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Push," and voiced "Coraline," is also booked to play a vampire in the "Twilight" sequel "New Moon."
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Originally Posted by Goat3001
Yeah I really think they're taking the biopics of musicians a little too far here. I can understand doing a movie about Ray Charles and Johnny Cash but Joan Jett? I'm sure she has a good story to tell but would someone who isn't a fan of The Runaways or Jett even bother with this?
Because The Runaways were one of the first all-female bands and influenced many gals to pick up instruments and form their own bands.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Originally Posted by LiquidSky
Because The Runaways were one of the first all-female bands and influenced many gals to pick up instruments and form their own bands.
Is there some reason you're not counting the girl groups of the '50s and '60s?
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Remember when Panic Room came out, and everyone thought Kristin Stewart was a boy? Amazing what five years can do to a girl.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
Remember when Panic Room came out, and everyone thought Kristin Stewart was a boy? Amazing what five years can do to a girl.
she's still a tomboy and awfully plain looking too.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
Is there some reason you're not counting the girl groups of the '50s and '60s?
Those weren't bands, they were singing groups backed by session musicians (who were almost exclusively male).
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Kristin Stewart AND Dakota Fanning? Sounds like the next Twilight film to me. Either way, I'm not a fan of either actress, so count me out.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Originally Posted by Groucho
Those weren't bands, they were singing groups backed by session musicians (who were almost exclusively male).
Exactly, I remember getting that record. They were the forerunners, however manufactured, of groups like The GoGos and such.

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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

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Because The Runaways were one of the first all-female bands and influenced many gals to pick up instruments and form their own bands.
I understand and respect that. And nothing against what they've accomplished it's just that I can't imagine this making money. Maybe it will be good, maybe it won't but I'm surprised someone thought that a biopic on The Runaways would be a hit. I just don't think they have a very big following compared to other musicians that they could make movies of.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Originally Posted by Goat3001
I understand and respect that. And nothing against what they've accomplished it's just that I can't imagine this making money. Maybe it will be good, maybe it won't but I'm surprised someone thought that a biopic on The Runaways would be a hit. I just don't think they have a very big following.
People probably said the same of a movie called Sid & Nancy.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Here's a cool pic I've never seen before.

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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

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People probably said the same of a movie called Sid & Nancy.
I don't think so. Everyone knows who The Sex Pistols are. Even if they weren't fans, there was no way to avoid knowing about them. Same can't be said for The Runaways.
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Re: Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb! Kristin Stewart to play Joan Jett in Runaways bio-pic

Fanning could be a great piece of casting - this might end up being a lot of fun.

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