Runaways, the rock ‘n’ roll biopic of the 1970s all-girl band will be helmed by video director Floria Sigismondi and Jett herself will produce.
For those of you who don’t know, The Runaways is not just the name of a great Marvel comic book. It was a major band that spawned some of the biggest singers of the late 70’s. Its members included guitarists Jett and Lita Ford, drummer Sandy West, singer-keyboardist Cherie Currie and bassist Jackie Fox.
The film will revolve around Jett and Currie and follow them from the band’s meteoric rise as teenagers to their dissolution and disillusionment.
The movie is eying a 2009 start and will work around Stewart’s commitments to the two “Twilight” sequels. The first one, “New Moon,” is expected to shoot sometime in first-quarter 2009, with Stewart reprising her role as Bella, the human who falls for a vampire.