By Brian Warmoth
All that vampire romance in “Twilight” and “New Moon” has evidently pushed Kristen Stewart over the edge. She’s shredded up and dyed her hair to star in the new Joan Jett biopic “The Runaways” and seems to be slipping comfortably into the dark and dangerous look.
Stewart is currently filming “The Runaways” in Los Angeles with co-star Dakota Fanning, who will hopefully also go off the fashionable deep end to come out to the world as an adolescent. The movie, tagged for a 2010 release, features the pair of actresses as Jett and Cherie Currie, who formed their landmark all-girl band in the 1970s and went on to inspire bands from Blondie and Garbage to Bikini Kill and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
She definitely has the look right, but moving from heartbroken vampire lover to an onstage pre-“Cherry Bomb” Joan Jett should be quite a leap. Stewart and Fanning will reportedly be backed up by Stella Maeve as Sandy West and Alessandra Torresani as Lita Ford. Floria Sigismondi, who has music video credits working for David Bowie and Marilyn Manson, will direct.
What do you think of Kristen Stewart’s new look for “The Runaways”? Do you think she has what it takes to rock out as a young Joan Jett? Sound off in the comment section below!