Joan Jett


It’s a light week for movies here in the Magical Studio in the Sky. That doesn’t stop the Fat Guys from being The Runaways and having a sweet Date Night.



The Runaways is a faithful representation of a time and place in music history, and features some pretty decent performances from its cast, but with too little to separate it from all the other rock biopics out there, it hasn’t made much of a case for its own existence.



I was able to see The Runaways here at SXSW, which is kind of a cool experience. One minute you are watching some kick-ass girls rock out on the big screen, the next minute you can see some of the impact those girls had on rock n’ roll out on the streets of Austin. I loved the film, and I was pretty excited to be able to speak with the woman behind the curtain. When sitting with The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi I could tell that she was very much in control of how to tell the out of control stories of Cherie Currie and Joan Jett



The first official look of The Runaways comes with the announcement that we’ll get to see a whole lot more of it.



In an attempt to avoid Daniel Radcliffe syndrome — whereas a young star gets stuck in the tween franchise that propelled them to stardom — Twilight star Kristen Stewart is reaching out and grabbing another potentially high profile role by signing on to play Joan Jett in The Runaways.

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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