And Now...The Runaways

It's happening! Now that actress Alessandra Torresani has joined biopic The Runaways as heavy metal siren Lita Ford (a fact that she confirmed at the Young Hollywood Awards) and Kristen Stewart has been spotted with her Joan Jett mullet (which, oddly enough, earned her a breathless voicemail from Carmen Electra), we've got our "Cherry Bomb"-hurling bigscreen band assembled.

They'll start shooting next week with a cast of Runaways that includes Stella Maeve as Sandy West and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Curry (temporary background bassist Jackie Fox, above, appears to be superfluous to the Floria Sigismondi-directed film).

· Kristen Stewart Shows Off Mullet & Sad Face [E!]

· 'Runaways' Biopic Finds Its Lita Ford: Alessandra Torresani [MTV]


  • icallthebigonebitey says:

    How did Jackie Warner sneak into that photo?

  • MA says:

    Who's going to play Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith, one of Hollywood's saddest tragedies?
    When she was making B movies, she sometimes played drums for the band.

  • bess marvin, girl detective says:


  • Girl86 says:

    I still can't picture Dakota as Cheri and still wish they'd cast Taylor Momsen instead, but I haven't seen the wig that they're gonna plop on the munchkin's head...

  • Inhaler says:

    Dakota's going to get banged again.

  • JudgeFudge says:

    Better keep Dave Letterman away from this movie!

  • hellcat says:

    I wish they would cast Busy Phillips (blood from Freaks and Geeks) for this flick. She would fit in nicely.

  • This looks OK, but I have to take issue with Dakota Fanning. I'll bet that her folks don't even let her listen to rock music, but at least she's near the right age. All these other girls appear to be too old. Let's remember that most of the Runaways' history happened when they were still minors!
    Oh, and I would switch the Lita with the Sandy. Do you think that the movie will feature Joan's open door policy for girl groupies? Will they go to Japan?!

  • Young Runaway says:

    what? Kristen i gotta agree it's quite alike Joan but the others? :S yes, Dakota Fanning is blond and also Cherie but I'm blond too and I'm no gonna play Cherie Currie!! If the film wouldn't be bout the best band ever I wouldn't see it...

  • Joan says:

    Kristen Stewart played Joan Jett (she dyed and cut her hair for the role), Dakota Fanning played Cherie Currie (she cut her hair for the role), Scout Taylor-Compton played Lita Ford (she also let her hair grow out for the role and dyed it), Stella Maeve played Sandy West (cut her hair for the role, and Alia Shawkat played the fictional bassist Robin Robbins (Jackie Fox refused to give the rights to use her name or life story in the film). None of the band members in the movie wore wigs, since it would be kinda hard to be rocking out on stage while trying to keep a wig on 😉