Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in The Runaways, the music-fueled, coming of age story of the groundbreaking, all girl 1970s rock band by the same name. Set in Los Angeles 1975, Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) are two teenage valley girls with punk in their blood who meet and become the heart and soul of the seminal all girl band, The Runaways. Writer/Director Floria Sigismondi brings The Runaways to the big screen in this story of a group of extraordinary young women as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary band that paved the way for future generations of girl musicians. Under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), the group evolves 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.
The Runaways is produced by John Linson, Art Linson and Bill Pohlad. Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna and Brian Young serve as executive producers. The film marks the first theatrical collaboration between Apparition and River Road Entertainment. Watch the trailer below and go see the movie when it hits theaters March 19!