the runaways trailer

The first teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming biopic, The Runaways. The film features former child stars and New Moon alumni, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in the lead roles of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. The video is a teaser in every sense of the word but still manages to do a close up on Stewart’s infamous lip-biting.

The Runaways was one of the greatest punk bands to come out of the 1970s Los Angeles music scene. Not only was their music legendary, but they were one of the only successful female groups in the male dominated genre. Their music was off the charts and so was their lifestyle. The film focuses on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett and lead vocalist Cherie Currie as they deal with fame, drugs, and abuse all before their 18th birthdays.

The teaser is only about 50 seconds long but manages to emphasize how bad ass their characters are. Fanning is obviously trying to step away from her child-like image, and Stewart really wants to show the world that she just doesn’t give a f*ck. Take that Bella Swan! The Runaways is scheduled to hit theaters everywhere in March 2010.

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