Dakota Fanning Takes The Stage For Kristen Stewart’s Joan Jett Biopic

Kristen Stewart’s Joan Jett may finally have her Cheri Currie. Variety reports that Dakota Fanning is in talks to play Currie for “The Runaways,” the biopic of the groundbreaking punk rock band.

This could be the mature role that finally convinces audiences that Fanning is all grown up, and ready to be taken seriously. Though only fifteen, she’s the same age Currie was when she made her debut with the band in 1975. In her lingerie and blue eyeshadow, she indulged in drugs and hard partying before leaving the band in 1977. But she made her mark while she was fronting it — the Runaways’ biggest hit, “Cherry Bomb, was written for the singer when she auditioned for the band.

Currie recorded two solo albums before embarking on a film career, starring in “Foxes” with Jodie Foster, “Parasite” with Demi Moore, and even “This is Spinal Tap.” Her autobiography, “Neon Angels” is actually the basis for the film.

The biopic will be directed and scripted by Floria Sigismondi, with Joan Jett as one of the executive producers. Production is set to begin in late spring. Hopefully, Fanning and Stewart will get along, as Fanning is still rumored to join the “Twilight” series as the vampire Jane.

MTV readers, do you think Fanning is right for the part of hard partying, hard rocking Currie?
Is there someone else you would prefer seeing in the role?