Now that the Sundance Film Festival is upon us it seems like the promotion for this year’s films has been kicked up a notch. Today several high quality photos from the biopic The Runaways have been released and they feature Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat, and more…

The Runaways were 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.

Back in December we saw a very short teaser trailer for the film that showed us glimpses of the unstable lifestyle that the famous group maintained. With these new photos we get a closer look at some of the actors who didn’t get a fair amount of screen time, like Shawkat. The following photos feature some eerie shots including one with Fanning and Stewart that’s too close for comfort…

The Runaways will be released by Apparition in over 1400 theaters on March 19th.

What do you think of the photos from The Runaways? Do they capture the essence of the real group?

Source: Collider