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The trailer is narrated by Fanning, who plays the group's lead singer, Cherie Currie. "My name is Cherie, and my life was ready for a change," she says. "It all started with Joan [Jett, played by Stewart]. Once we met, we did what no one else thought we could do."
The girls are seen from their early meeting in a dingy club, and before long, they are playing gigs and signed to a record deal. They take the stage and ditch their mundane lives for the rock-star life of parties, shiny new clothes and hitting the road. At one point, Cherie has reservations and wants to see her family, but Joan reminds her: "Are we not your family now?"
The Runaways were known for their hard-partying ways and their unapologetic rocker personas. "People said we were a bad influence, but who were they to tell us that? We were about to make rock-and-roll history," Fanning says. "We were the first girls to rock, and we did it the only way we knew how: on our own."
The Floria Sigismondi-directed film opens March 19.
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