Twilights Kristen Stewart cast as Joan Jett

by Joey Paur



With the success of Twilight at her heals Kristen Stewart has taken a new role. She has been set to play Joan Jett in a biopic based on the 1970's all-girl rock band 'The Runaways'.  THR reports:

The Runaways were hugely influential as the first successful all-girl hard rock band; its members included guitarists Jett and Lita Ford, drummer Sandy West, singer-keyboardist Cherie Currie and bassist Jackie Fox. The band was brought together in late 1975 by impresario Kim Fowley, who thought a novelty act of teenaged girls performing in leather and lace would be an easy sell, but the girls ended up proving to be serious and influential musicians with songs like "Cherry Bomb." The band lasted about four years together, falling apart over management and money issues.

Jett continued her rock career into the '80s, forming the Blackhearts and scoring with such hits as "I Love Rock N' Roll" and "I Hate Myself for Loving You." She continues to record and tour.

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 being written and directed by Floria Sigisimoni. For all the Twilight fans wondering what this means for the sequel of Twilight don't worry, they are going to work around her previous commitments. I guess this could work. What do you think?

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