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“The Runaways have the most chance of any group I’ve seen to tear this world apart.”

It is the titular line of the first trailer for Floria Sigismondi’s film The Runaways, which has its first trailer online this morning courtesy of Apparition and MTV. It is also the overwhelming sentiment of a trailer that sees Twilight stars Kristen Stewart (as Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie) living on the edge. Chairs are thrown, tops are worn low-cut and the entire film appears to live dangerously in the world of rock ‘n roll. It’s a 180-degree shift from anything we’ve seen from either actress, and a tonal match to the real world of The Runaways. And it has me excited about this film debuting at Sundance next month, as it is filled to the brim with angst and potential. See for yourself…

Watch the teaser trailer for The Runaways:

In 1970s LA, a tough teenager named Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) connects with an eccentric producer to form the all-girl band The Runaways that would launch her career and eventually make rock history.

The Runaways also stars Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween II), Michael Shannon and Tatum O’Neal. It makes its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in January.


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