The upcoming all girl biopic based on the punk rock band The Runaways, may be getting the aid of an Academy Award nominated actor. According to THR, Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) is circling a role in the film. The actor is negotiating to star as one of the male leads in the film that’s being headlined by Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning.
The Runaways were a popular band during the 1970′s that featured a group of teenage girls, and spawned the breakout star Joan Jett (Stewart). The film will center on their lives as they became the first female group during the rock era. Shannon’s role hasn’t been specified, but sources say he will star as one of the many influential male characters that had an effect on the girls during this time..
My question is, will he be someone’s dad or an inappropriate male figure? I can definitely see him being a creepy older man, who’s obsessed with this group of teenage girls. At this point in his career, I think we all know that he’s capable of playing someone who is “less than stable.”
What do you think of Michael Shannon joining the cast of Runaways?