The theatrical trailer for the upcoming punk biopic, The Runaways has been released and it features tons of new footage. It gives you a visual of the band’s humble beginnings and the drama they went through once they actually made it. As usual, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are the highlighted performers in the trailer, but no one can upstage Oscar nominated actor Michael Shannon when he’s on screen.

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.

The trailer is filled with several scenes that over sexualize both Stewart and Fanning as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. It comes off a bit awkward because it’s so much, so fast and it’s in your face. But even with that, you can’t deny that Stewart is perfect casting and Michael Shannon is the king of playing creepy a-holes on screen.

Check out the latest trailer…

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The Runaways will debut in limited theaters on March 19, then wide on April 9, 2010 and is directed by Floria Sigismondi.

What do you think of the theatrical trailer for The Runaways? What do you think about Stewart and Fanning’s performance?