First Look at Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in 'The Runaways'

Today Apparition announced they have acquired and will release Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways starring Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie telling the story of their rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself—and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock' n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

Along with the announcement we have also received the first look at Stewart and Fanning in the film, which you can see below and slightly larger right here.

Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in The Runaways
Photo: Apparition

Runaways will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

  • JM

    I feel really, really, really, REALLY fucking stupid for having to ask, but...

    Which is which? They look so different from normal. Is Dakota the blond and KStew the black-haired one?

  • Dylan

    Dakota is the blonde

  • Ben

    @JM: You're correct. Dakota fanning looks way to old in that photo. Isn't she like 15?

  • chewbaca69

    im going to hate this movie. no knock on the movie, i just know i am going to hate it. hate the actresses, hate the music, hate the image.

  • johnny

    WOW...i never really wanted to see this, but now i knida do. Kristen and Dakota will do great

  • -taj

    I love dakota! and i love the runaways! im so excited

  • davecanya99

    Kristen Stewart is so hot, I'm looking forward to seeing this. I wish she was kissing someone other than Dakota though, I still think of her as the creepy kid from War of the Worlds.

  • Seiko

    No offense to the runaways but if they are going to make a movie about Joan Jett, shouldn't say 3/4 or at least 1/2 of it be about her career as "Joan Jett And The Blackhearts?" Or am I just stupid and don't get it?

  • gillianscrush

    @Seiko: The movie is about The Runaways and was based largely on Cherie's book "Neon Angels". While Joan is obviously a big part of the story, it's not a Joan Jett biography as the press keeps referring to it.

  • me

    @Seiko: the movie is about the runaways NOT joan jett
    Dakota has the bigger role and the movie is based on Cherie Currie's Book neon angels

  • sarah

    can't wait for the movie---Stew looks so hot, shirt half-unbuttoned and half off exposing so much bare skin !!----hope she and Dakota get hot and wild and shed their clothes alot----a real turn on to see Stew getting more and more sexual with each new performance----love her braless look too---wd lv to hook up with her--

  • sarah

    wd lv to hook up with her and get her topless that is !!!!!

  • http://wiki DR PINKDRAGON

    I hate the actress but kristen looks so sexy i like her unbuttoned blouse even dakota looks sexy too i like to see her cleavage